811.24544/1: Telegram

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

1037. Referring to the Embassy’s telegram 1038 which follows.16 While such comment has been critical of the “imperialist” motives and intentions of the United States, the reiteration of the view that the United States has determined to support England and to continue to oppose Nazi Germany even should England be defeated may indicate that such a prospect is not entirely displeasing to the Soviet Government.

  1. Not printed. In this telegram the Chargé reported that a number of articles in Soviet periodicals “have uniformly expressed the view that the United States is moving rapidly in the direction of more active assistance to Great Britain and is doing everything in its power to encourage England to continue the war in order that the United States may establish its hegemony over Latin America while the war in Europe is in progress.” (811.24544/2)