192/1672: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Steinhardt) to the Secretary of State

474. The Foreign Office states that the Soviet steamer Kim sailed from Leningrad on August 9 en route to Vladivostok and is due to arrive in the Panama Canal Zone in about 4 days but is not in possession of bill of health for the reason that instructions from Amtorg50 regarding the new regulations requiring such bills of health51 were not received in Moscow until August 25. The Foreign Office will appreciate having the Kim permitted to pass through the Canal.

  1. Amtorg Trading Corporation, official purchasing and sales agency in the United States of the Soviet Union, 261 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
  2. Certain amendments and additions to the Rules and Regulations Governing Navigation of the Panama Canal and Adjacent Waters were made effective on August 15, 1939, by The Panama Canal, Executive Office, Balboa Heights, C. Z., C. S. Ridley, Governor.