702.6111/313: Telegram

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

272. Your 774, October 19, 3 p.m. The Soviet Ambassador in complaining with regard to the examination by the United States Customs authorities of the effects of Zaikine has asked whether the Soviet customs authorities examine the baggage of American consular officers assigned to Moscow who are in possession of diplomatic passports. Please cite several instances.