701.3261/10–2947: Telegram

The Chargé in Brazil (Key) to the Secretary of State


1494. Re Moscow’s October 28, 8 p.m., to Department,29 Brazilian Ambassador’s inquiry referred to Chief Protocol Foreign Office who requested that reply be made as follows:

Soviet Chargé d’Affaires and family planning depart by plane November 3 in accordance his own wishes. Remainder of staff departing by vessel November 1 or by plane November 1 or November 2.
Soviet Embassy personnel will be permitted to take as much baggage and effects as they desire. Most of baggage will go by Bowplate. There will be no search of persons or examination of baggage. Furthermore their departure will be facilitated every way possible.
All arrangements for departure Soviet personnel are dependent on assurances from Soviet Foreign Office that at least equally favorable treatment will be accorded Brazilian Embassy staff and that latter will be permitted depart Moscow between November 1 and November 3.

In view of foregoing and since departure of Soviet Embassy personnel on November 1, 2 and 3, all necessary reservations having been made, awaits only necessary assurances from Soviet Foreign Office, I see no necessity that these measures should be carried out under responsibility of this Embassy as suggested in latter part of heading 3 of Brazilian Ambassador’s message.

Brazilian Foreign Office as of noon today had not been approached re representation of Soviet interests in Brazil by Yugoslavia as reported in this morning’s press under Belgrade dateline October 28.

Department relay Moscow.

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