800.24/624: Telegram

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

166. Pravda of March 15 devotes practically half its foreign news page to a Tass11 despatch from Washington dated March 11 containing Stettinius report on the fulfillment of the Lend-Lease Act. This despatch constitutes by far the most comprehensive account of Lend-Lease activities that has yet appeared in the Soviet press.

Eden’s recent statement before a Washington press conference is also widely covered.


[The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Anthony Eden, visited in Washington between March 12 and 30, 1943. A detailed account of discussions with him concerning relations with the Soviet Union and Germany, and consideration of future policy toward them, are in the memorandum of March 16 by Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles, printed on page 19.]

  1. Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union, official communication agency of the Soviet Government.