740.00119 Control (Germany)/7–2545

No. 790
The Secretary of the Soviet Delegation (Novikov) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Dunn)

Dear Mr. Dunn: Under instructions of Peoples’ Commissar of Foreign Affairs, V. M. Molotov, I enclose herewith an Aide-Mémoire concerning the activities, which is unfriendly to the Soviet Union, in British, American and French Zones of occupation in Austria and Germany on the part of white-immigrants and other persons and organizations hostile to the U. S. S. R.

I would appreciate it, Mr. Dunn, if you would confirm the receipt of this letter.

Sincerely yours,

K Novikov
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The Administration on the Repatriation of Soviet citizens has received information that in the British, American and French zones of occupation in Germany and also in the British and American zones in Austria, activities, having as their purpose to prevent the return to their homeland of Soviet citizens, are being carried on by white-immigrants and other persons and organizations hostile to the U. S. S. R.

On Austrian territory such activities are being carried on in areas occupied by the troops of the 8th British and 5th American Armies. It is stated that in the city of Salzburg under the official name “Engineering-Technical Firm of Karyakin” a committee is actually working and is carrying on this activity directed by a Russian immigrant, Colonel Bobrovi. In the suburbs of Salzburg a committee headed by Slipchenko and Mishshenko is working on the non-return of Ukrainians to their homeland. In the region of Klagenfurt agents of the former Vlasov Corps under the command of Colonel Rogozhin are in action. The general leadership in Austria of the hostile activities vis-à-vis the U. S. S. R. is a “center” in which the well-known whiteimmigrants, General Kreiter, Engineer Voskresentsev, Ivanov and Lavrov, have entered.1

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The Soviet Government considers it necessary to draw to the attention of the Government of the United States of America and of the British Government the above-mentioned facts.

  1. For the paragraph of this aide-mémoire relating to Germany, see document No. 1055.