Telegram to President Truman



People's Commissariat        Ref. No. 9299           TOP SECRET
for Foreign Affairs     Rec'd 2:00 Jun 16 1945          Copying 
Department 10           Sent  4:30 Jun 16 1945       Prohibited
                                                 Spec. No. 1729

                        CIPHERED TELEGRAM
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Destination:  Washington    To whom:  Soviet Ambassador   Copy 1
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                                             OUTSIDE CHANNELS
                                             Priority

     In the message of June 15 to Comrade Stalin, Truman reported
the June 15 departure of Sun-Tzi Ven from the USA for Moscow via
Chungking.  ....  Truman also reported that Hurly, the American
ambassador to Chungking, was instructed to support Soviet proposals
in this connection.

     Give Truman the following messsage from Comrade Stalin:

     "PERSONAL AND TOP SECRET FROM PREMIER J. V. STALIN
               TO MR. PRESIDENT H. TRUMAN

     Received your message concerning preparation of a Soviet-
Chinese Accord and your instructions to Mr. Hurly.  Thank you for
the measures you have taken.
     
     June 15, 1945."

     Confirm execution by telegraph.

                                             M O L O T O V
copies to:
1. Comrade STALIN
2. Comrade MOLOTOV
3. DEPARTMENT 10          For information to comrades: Vyshinskii,
                                                        Dekanozov.

                          True copy:   [illegible initials]
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TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS:  The original handwritten text of the
telegram to Truman is presented on leaf B-12-17-b.



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