740.00/834: Telegram

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

184. Following is the text in translation of telegram from Kalinin8 to the President released to the press tonight:

“Mr. President: I consider it a pleasant duty to express to you deep sympathy as well as hearty congratulations in regard to the noble appeal which you have sent to the Governments of Germany and Italy. You may be sure that your initiative finds the warmest response in the hearts of the peoples of the Soviet Socialist Union who are sincerely interested in the preservation of universal peace. Signed Kalinin.”

  1. President of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Soviet Union.