(SOVIET MILITARY MISSION ON ITS WAY TO GUATEMALA) (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 5/23/1954

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(wovlot military Uission on Ita way to .luate^iala)

Twoo one ol' our local observers informed ua that tho otol Colonlo In ^uatotiala Cityeen ordorod toiigiit of rooniassion which Is to arrive soon.

^von tnouiv. wo have knownioo that tho Arbena-Portunyplovely sold out to ilosoow, wo were novortho-leso hesitant to believe thisiece of nows, notwithatand-in.:'. tho proven reliability of our observer. Ha thox*efore did not anounoeviodlatoly but first instructed one of our staffto verify tho story. ust cane baok with oonplete

proof that tha above Is truo:

The Hotel Colonia has indood reoelved such orders: oursaw with his oan eyes tho telegram, arrivod from Mexico and signed by tho Soviot Ambassador, A.ulaBborikov, in person,

which demands not only roomsrbolo crowd of Russian officers but even Insists that hotel employees must be "approved" by. before theyranted tho prlvilogo to come near tho new oastural

Is ourine to accopt this unpreoedontod degradation? Is it to acoorit not only Soviot ams, but Soviet commanders as well? ir jiXioora aerve under iussian orders, aplod upon by iioviot political ooht.iissars and indoctrinated with atheistiotimiot-'

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