The instructions in your telegram of 2 December 1939 have been taken as the guiding principles. In connection with the atmosphere of pursuit and threats created around the legation, I have taken all precautionary measures here and in the consulates.
AVP RF, F. 059, op. 1, p. 296, d. 2049, pp. 166-169.
*) A puppet government, comprised of Finnish emigré communists, set up on Dec. 1, 1939, in the recently seized Finnish territory at Terijoki (now Zelenogorsk)
**) Cordell Hull, 1871-1955, lawyer, Secretary of State nearly all the Roosevelt term, 1933-44
***) Adolf A. Berle, professor in economics, Assistant Secretary of State, 1938-44
****) Lawrence A. Steinhardt, US Ambassador to USSR
The document has been published in the book, "Documents of Foreign Policy, 1939. Book 2", by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Moscow 1992.
The translation, made by Pauli Kruhse, is based mainly on the Finnish language translation by Lahja Huovila.
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