893.00/7–949: Telegram

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

1719. Embassy finds instructive compare Mao’s anniversary article (Embtel 1689,76 and Nanking 1443 to Dept77) with Ta Kung Pao correspondent 1944 report on 23d anniversary celebration Yenan. Mao at that time made no reference Soviet Union, in fact, his 1942 statement to party school was quoted to effect record theoretical front would be considered bad if Chinese Communists ignored Chinese problems “seeing nothing other than volumes Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin”.78 Mao 1944 emphasis was on postponement socialization and indefinite nature proletarian dictatorship which would be instituted after Socialist revolution only if people desired.

Five years later Mao has no need adorn Communist dictatorship. He has outdone Kremlin in starkness regime he depicts. For this reason believe we should encourage widest possible dissemination Mao’s words.

Sent Dept 1719, repeated Nanking 75, Shanghai 16, Canton 40.

  1. July 6, not printed.
  2. July 6, p. 405.
  3. Marshal Josif Vissarionovich Stalin, Soviet Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.