MILITARY INFORMATION: RUSSIAN ACTIVITIES

Created: 4/3/1946

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Russian Activities

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(SUb-sourcila conaldared fairly relicbleolol manerer Harbin, Bho leftctoberand orrivod Inctober

"hare ho stejod untU. Re Intends to rotum to Harbin, ooon.)

. 1. Sub-source stales that (burton forces acted se badly In Harbin

they did io Uifcdan, thatnd shooting vary

oocion. CoonoalcoJly Harbin is eonparntivoly eonfortablo sinco tho food oupply Is excellent but expensive according to annehurlan stondardB. In tsrms of. dollar the cort of living loIs about hslf that of Polplne-

?.. The tlilte Buselans run the gamut cf reactions to thelta personnal. Soie ivraconciloMas fonr and datast thnn butstato so beceuso of tho presence of tho WD tvhleh openlyorainV. all dtsyoran critics of

rcont varloB frore conflocotlon of portionel property nnd realrip tobteqUoM tncutlon. Iho majority of tho Wilt*haiecree butU Russian troup* foar Vies.

i- dealo and fear Viaare furious at

their conduct and plundering. They era hiding many Jsmenaoo fro* tho Russians and stoto thot thoy wish tho Japanese nnre Inln. Since thoy arelnst the ovanAolminc fores of the Soviet theyoa wood alcohol eh left they purpoeoly Doll cliooply to the Sovlot so Idiom, uhldi blind* awl mile aony of thai. This, plus Baking sure that all the {alohas end Chlnsso prootltutsonfectedenereal disease to transmit to tha Russians la all they con do. Russian medical officers state that thoy cannot boG'n tothe prt-blom consly, vensraal dieeose Is oroedlnf rapidly awjop. tho trocca.

The Jepotosa aroorrible stste, craven, halplora and poorsell ohat has not been looted froe them for money

fT rrrr

-Itb ohich to buy food. Their Oiinoao frlondo do ehot the/ can to help then. "s'O" "Ihlte Russians lod Soviet eoldlera to the hooca of theoslthler Chinese oogt of which have bean thoroughly pillaged.

STHA'liCIC SGHvlCES UHIT,TtSPfiKTUSltS

5- i* Soviet* rill able*cli; end havo excunon for over/thice Umydoing. Currently they oreeal oftate Tor tlie ftusalan governee-it, fcuth froahlte !fci* slate. It ea*belief thet Uioyattainting, anduccsec, to purchase ae monaa pcetjlbl* in north Jfaoehurio to Juotlfy contlntiud occupation toSoviet lntareiit-t.

6* Sub-eocroe eou either uncble or urcallllnf to coaalt Li-irslt regard laa order of bettln id otato that tk* Sorioi. irr&rtillery,unber of tanks, tankstroyarn,nd addod that lo.arade was belli of oil tho troops In tho olty and adjacent areas enderoeaayf uTeral of AibsIoa forces In5 "as Cororoloho eaa ruccedad by Gar-oral HossaJco*/. The reason given for thoof Conn ml Swartikov eaa that hooor dla-elpllnarlsnr Bowerer,the neet thore "aa no lnprova-aent In the beharlcr of the troops. casui-*dlei'.seed for tha sn*te reaeba. Dcder the now Ceteral things hawd troopa ore bolng punished for ouch evert acts ao mrdar and stealing.

7* Sub-ocurca absolutely refuood to eontlt til*isalf on what tha Ruoaleno hod doac with the Jepeiees and stated only that all Jspanaos In Harbin at tha tine of theare still there. Ihl* etetefant ehlch dooe withosa of other Informants, cannot bv co.-aldorod factual.

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