811.91261/522: Telegram

The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Hamilton) to the Secretary of State

1893. Embassy’s 1892, May 26, 2 p.m.25 In a conversation with Vyshinski26 yesterday on the Sulzberg[er] visa case,27 Vyshinski mentioned that the Soviet Government was requesting the United States Government to return Kravchenko to the Soviet Union. I would appreciate a synopsis of the facts on this case as well as an indication of the Department’s views thereon. In my conversation with Vyshinski I obtained the impression that the Foreign Office is quite perturbed over the incident.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Andrey Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky, First Assistant People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union.
  3. The Soviet authorities were being dilatory in granting a visa to Cyrus L. Sulzberger, foreign correspondent for the New York Times. Vyshinsky had remarked upon the attitude of this newspaper in publishing the remarks of Kravchenko in his “mud slinging campaign” against the Soviet Union. Eventually, after the middle of September, a visa for Sulzberger was promised.