700.00116 M.E./39: Telegram

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

26. My 9, January 3, 11 a.m.8 Rassmussen, Rodmans, Hansons, Millers and Owens are now in Moscow. Permission for them to leave the Soviet Union has not yet been granted but the resistance to their departure appears to be weakening and I believe that after the Soviet authorities have exhausted all of the obstructive tactics they can think of exit visas will be forthcoming.

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