124.611/383: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union (Grummon)

91. Your 372, July 6, 3 p.m.46

The repairs which Burobin47 seeks to have the Embassy perform are strictly for the account of Burobin under terms of the lease and Embassy should look to Burobin to fulfill obligations assumed under the contract with this Government. Department concurs in your position that Embassy can bear no part of expense repainting as proposed by Burobin.
Embassy should make further representations to Burobin to insist that three fire escapes48 be provided by Burobin as contemplated.
Please report whether competent American engineer available locally to make inspection building and what the cost of such inspection would be.
  1. Not printed.
  2. Central Bureau for Service to Foreigners in Moscow.
  3. For the Mokhovaya Building, the combined Chancery and living quarters for a portion of the American Mission in Moscow.