860F.01/5–2345: Telegram

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

1715. My Brit colleague6 has received note from Vyshinski7 in reply to an inquiry made by Clark Kerr on April 16 stating that the [Page 455] Czech Foreign Ministry has informed the Soviet Govt that the Czech Govt has been transferred from Bratislava to Prague; that the Czech Govt has decided on the transfer in the near future of the Allied Diplomatic Reps from London; and that the Soviet Govt does not object to this decision.8

Sent Dept as 1715; rptd to London for Schoenfeld as 220.

  1. The British Chargé, Frank Roberts.
  2. Andrey Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky, First Deputy People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union.
  3. Telegram Zecho 57, May 16, from London, reported that Minister Ripka, who was to leave London for Prague the following day, had stated that it was definite that the United States Embassy group could proceed to Prague when ready (124.60F/5–1645).