860I.00/443: Telegram

The Chargé in Estonia (Leonard) to the Secretary of State

97. The new Estonian Parliament convened today at noon and after election of officers decided to place on the agenda the following subjects: (1) Sovietization of Estonia; (2) Anschluss with the U. S. S. R.; (3) nationalization of land in Estonia; and (4) nationalization of large industries and banks.

The above points have not yet been placed before Parliament, but will be taken up at tonight’s session or tomorrow.90

The most prevailing opinion which I learned upon visiting Parliament today is that Estonia will be incorporated as a so-called Soviet Republic.

  1. The Chargé in Estonia advised in his telegram No. 99, July 22, 5 p.m., that the Estonian Parliament had accepted a resolution for incorporation into the Soviet Union at 2:15 p.m., of that day, hut that the third and fourth points mentioned in his telegram No. 97, July 21, 5 p.m., had not yet been acted upon (860I.00/445).