840.50/3713: Telegram

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

1385. The substance of the Department’s 999 [969], April 19, 5 p.m., was incorporated in two letters to Molotov53 which I handed to Vyshinski54 on April 21. I emphasized the importance which my Government attaches to the two questions.

I had not known of the communication of March 10 from Stalin to the President referred to in the Department’s telegram. I do not [Page 39] now normally receive from Molotov copies of messages which are transmitted through the Soviet Ambassador in Washington to the President or to the Department. In view of this, it would be helpful if I could be kept informed of the substance of messages transmitted through Gromyko.55

  1. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs.
  2. Audrey Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky, Soviet Assistant People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs.
  3. Andrey Andreyevich Gromyko, Soviet Ambassador in the United States. Paraphrase copy of Premier Stalin’s telegram of March 10 to President Roosevelt, printed on p. 22, was transmitted to Moscow in telegram 1037, April 26, 9 p.m., not printed.