740.00116 PW/1–1846: Telegram

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

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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.”

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