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Report by Vyshinsky to Molotov concerning trade and economic cooperation between the Soviet Union and the United States, August 1941
To Comrade V. M. Molotov
I present for your confirmation:
1. The draft resolution of the USSR Council of People’s Commissars [SNK SSSR] on extending the trade agreement currently in effect between the USSR and the U.S.A. to August 6, 1942.
2. The text of notes which will be exchanged this August 4 in Washington between Umanskii and Welles.
The SNK SSSR resolution and notes which will be exchanged this August 4 in Washington are subject for publication.
In addition to this note on extending the agreement, two other notes will he exchanged:
a) on the U.S.A. rendering economic cooperation to us (with subsequent publication);
b) on the inapplicability for us of discretionary conditions concerning our gold and silver (without publi-cation).
The texts of the last two notes are not yet in our possession.
[handwritten: ] I am also enclosing a draft response to Comrade Umanskii.
[signed] A. Vyshinsky
” ” August 1941