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  • February 23, 1944

    U.S. Embassy Moscow Despatch No. 207, 'Investigation by Soviet Authorities of the Massacre of Polish Soldiers in the Katyn Forest, near Smolensk'

    Averell Harriman sends the accounts of his daughter and the Third Secretary of the Embassy who accompanied foreign correspondents to Smolensk to witness the Soviet Katyn investigations.

  • October 30, 1945

    Proposal regarding the Control Mechanism for Japan

    The American proposal for the Allied Military Council in Japan, given to Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov during his October 30, 1945, meeting with Ambassador Harriman.

  • October 30, 1945

    Proposed Changes to the Working Conditions of the Far East Consultative Commission

    Proposed changes for the Far East Consultative Commission given to Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov during his October 30, 1945, meeting with American Ambassador W. Averell Harriman.

  • November 09, 1945

    Note Presented to V.M. Molotov by US Ambassador Mr. Harriman

    The United States rejects the majority of the proposed Soviet changes to the control mechanism (Allied Military Council) and Far East Commission, expressing frustration at the Soviet Union’s unwillingness to commit to the American proposals in the unofficial bilateral negotiations.

  • November 19, 1945

    Memorandum Presented to V.M. Molotov by US Ambassador Mr. Harriman on 19 November 1945

    The Government of the United States agrees to several of the suggested Soviet changes to the American proposals for a control mechanism in Japan.

  • November 19, 1945

    Memorandum Presented to V.M. Molotov by US Ambassador Mr. Harriman on 19 November 1945

    The Government of the United States agrees to two of the suggested Soviet changes to the American proposals for the Far East Commission for Japan.

  • November 19, 1945

    Verbal Statement presented to V.M. Molotov by US Ambassador Mr. Harriman on 19 November 1945

    American Ambassador Harriman further clarifies the Government of the United States' position on the Far East Commission, the Allied Council for Japan, and the role of Supreme Commander General MacArthur.

  • December 10, 1962

    Official Note from the US Embassy in Moscow to the USSR Foreign Ministry

    The U.S. Embassy releases a note from JFK stating that the quarantine in Cuba has been lifted on 20 November 1962.

  • February, 1989

    Cable from the US Embassy in Moscow to the Secretary of State, 'US-Soviet Relations: Policy Opportunities'

    Approaches to take advantage of the evolving political landscape in the Soviet Union to leverage and promote US interests via Soviet policy proposals.