740.0011 European War 1939/8891: Telegram

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

453. I have learned from a non-British source which I regard as reliable that prior to his departure for Ankara11 to meet Eden, the British Ambassador informally suggested to the Soviet authorities that Eden might be prepared to visit Moscow, but that they did not encourage the visit.

  1. Sir Stafford Cripps left Moscow on February 26, 1941.