The Embassy of the Soviet Union to the Department of State


The Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics presents its compliments to the Department of State and, referring to the Department’s note of October 2, 1945, has the honor to communicate that, in view of the lack of cooperation on the part of the Department of State, a decision has not been reached on the question of the transfer [Page 1148] by the American authorities to the Soviet authorities of seamen Pik and Lobanov, who deserted in time of war.