96. Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State0

291. For President and Acting Secretary from Vice President. My conversation with Voroshilov today was friendly but uneventful.1 With Khrushchev I had sharp and prolonged exchange on question of Captive Nations proclamation but discussion was carried out in friendly manner on both sides.2 Will report in full in due course. You will have seen from press my exchanges with Khrushchev in public at Exhibition.3 Khrushchev’s lunch which followed was most cordial. I assured Khrushchev I would reveal our private conversation only to President.4

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.1100–NI/7–2459. Secret; Limit Distribution.
  2. See Document 94.
  3. See Document 95.
  4. See Document 92.
  5. In a July 24 message to Nixon, Acting Secretary Dillon responded as follows: “Thank you for your message. It certainly seems as if you are having an interesting time, and we look forward to learning additional details at your convenience. Incidentally, you may wish to pass on your telegrams where appropriate to Chris on an ‘eyes only’ basis.” (Transmitted in telegram 286 to Moscow, July 24; Department of State, Central Files, 033.1100–NI/7–2459)