1. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1940, vol. iii, pp. 179 244.
  2. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1940, vol. iii, pp. 244 441.
  3. For previous correspondence concerning these difficulties, see Foreign Relations, The Soviet Union, 1933–1939, pp. 837 ff.
  4. For previous correspondence, see Foreign Relations, 1940, vol. iii, pp. 441 ff. For text of the exchange of notes signed on August 6, 1940, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 179, or 54 Stat. 2366.
  5. For previous correspondence on the arrest and detention of American citizens by the Soviet Government in contravention of the undertaking of November 16, 1933, see Foreign Relations, The Soviet Union, 1933–1939, pp. 491 503, 708 726, and 904 918. On the arrest in the United States of a Soviet citizen charged with violation of the espionage laws, see ibid., pp. 726 730, and 918 926. The text of the undertaking of November 16, 1933, is in an exchange of letters between President Roosevelt and People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs Maxim Maximovich Litvinov, ibid., pp. 33 34. For the Espionage Act, approved June 15, 1917, see 40 Stat. 217.