860F.01/4–2945: Telegram

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

1414. ReDeptel 955, April 26, 7 p.m. After submitting in writing yesterday the request for inclusion of Colonel Woldike and Dunigan in the skeleton staff for Czechoslovakia and likewise the request for entry facilities I called today on the acting chief of the American Section of the Foreign Affairs Commissariat74 to discuss the delay in the admission of our advance staff. He interrupted me at the start to say that he thought this question would be solved in a manner satisfactory to us in the very near future. For this reason I did not think [Page 446] it necessary to make known to him the various considerations set forth in the Department’s telegram and merely told him that my Government was very seriously interested in this matter and that I hoped action would be taken at once.

If nothing further is heard on this subject in 3 or 4 days I will follow it up and make use of the general statements set forth in the Department’s telegram under reference.

  1. Konstantin Alexandrovich Mikhailov.