740.00119 PW/8–2445: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Harriman ) to the Secretary of State

3045. Red Fleet August 23 contains first mention Soviet press since Soviet occupation Manchuria of “Chinese National Flag”, reporting it raised over Fuyuan, near Khabarovsk first time many years. Harbin crowds shouted “Hurrah” for Soviet and “Chinese peoples”.

These brief references were overshadowed by descriptions of gratitude to Russians and Stalin63 whose portrait displayed most prominently. (Sent Department, repeated Chungking 109). No mention Chiang Kai-shek.64 Conclusion one story reported people shout “Thank you, Stalin”.

  1. Marshal Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, Chairman of the Council of Commissars (Premier) of the Soviet Union.
  2. Generalissimo and President of the National Government of the Republic of China.