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861.00/2 - 2246: Telegram
The Charge in the Soviet Union (
Kennan) to the Secretary of State
Moscow, February 22, 1946--9 p.m. [Received February
22--3: 52 p.m.]
511. Answer to Dept's 284, Feb 3  involves questions
so intricate, so delicate,
so strange to our form of thought, and so important to analysis of our international environment
that I cannot compress answers
into single brief message without yielding
to what I feel would be dangerous degree of over-simplification. I hope, therefore, Dept will bear with
me if I submit in answer to
this question five parts, subjects of which will be roughly as follows:
(1) Basic features of post-war Soviet outlook.
(2) Background of this outlook
(3) Its projection in practical policy on official
(4) Its projection on unofficial level.
(5) Practical deductions from standpoint of US policy.