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George Kennan’s Long Telegram, 22 February 1946

George Kennan

On 22 February 1946, George F. Kennan, the chargé d’affaires at the American Embassy in Moscow and an expert on Russia, sent the longest telegram in State Department history. In the “Long Telegram,” as it became known, Kennan presented an analysis of Soviet policy that, over the next year, heavily influenced the Truman administration’s Cold War policies.

Click here for an excerpt of the Long Telegram.

The complete Long Telegram can be read here.


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