The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Thurston) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:47 p.m.]
831. A member of the German Embassy states that in accord with an agreement with the Soviet Government the German Government has sent a Consul General to Leningrad and is sending Consuls to Batum and Vladivostok.19 The informant added that for the time being the opening of Consulates in Baku, Odessa and other places is not being considered. The Soviet Government, it is understood, is opening consular offices in Vienna, Hamburg and Koenigsberg.