740.00116 PW/1–1846: Telegram

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


173. ReDeptel 36, January 8. Note dated January 18 from Foreign Office states:

“Soviet Govt has appointed to International Military Tribunal, in Tokyo for the trial of the chief Jap war criminals Director of Juridical [Page 391] Sciences, Minister S. A. Golunsky as [associate] prosecutor for the Soviet Union and Major General of Justice I. M. Zaryanov as a judicial member of the military collegium of the supreme court of the USSR.99 They will depart with their staff from Moscow for Tokyo in next few days.”

  1. Apparently garbled; Zaryanov was nominated as judge for the Tribunal.