861.00/11928: Telegram

The Second Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union (Thompson) to the Secretary of State

33. A number of governmental organizations that had been evacuated from Moscow have returned during the past month. In most oases, however, only a part of the personnel have been brought back and sections of these organizations are being maintained elsewhere. An office of the Bank for Foreign Trade was reestablished in Moscow this month and the University has been partially reopened.

I understand that the Stalin Auto Works and several other factories which could not be efficiently operated in temporary quarters are to reopen in Moscow but in general it is understood that the industries that have been evacuated will not be brought back at this time.

Repeated to Kuibyshev.