700.001/3–151: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Gifford ) to the Secretary of State


4704. FonOff has received from British Embassy Moscow information to effect that at public lecture on 27th F. N. Oleschuk, believed to be deputy head of agitation propaganda department of Central Committee of CPSU (B) said if UN does not respond to representations of delegate[s] of World Council of Peace,1 USSR would have no alternative but leave UN.2

  1. The members of the international delegation which the Berlin meeting of the World Peace Council sent to the United Nations (see footnote 3, p. 455) are listed in telegram 1283, March 15, p. 463. See also Doc. SD/A/245, September 11, 1951 in the Master Files of the Reference and Documents Section, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State (hereafter cited as IO Files).
  2. In telegram 559 to Moscow, March 9, the Department of State requested further information on the Oleschuk lecture, “if available” (310.361/3–951).