811.42700 (R)/1–1047: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union


73. Smith from Benton.1 Dept agrees with Embtel 55 Jan 10 that official notification of SovGov of radio broadcasting unnecessary but hopes a spontaneous opportunity will present itself. If such opportunity presents itself here we will informally mention to somebody in Emb the fact that broadcast’s are to start.

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Dept considers it unnecessary to follow Brit move in inviting Sov Amb2 to participate in first program.

  1. William Benton, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
  2. Nikolay Vasilyevich Novikov, Ambassador of the Soviet Union in the United States, 1946–1947.