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January 1, 1955
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2 2 Sanitized - Approvo Release - r"A-RD1222 0 f 3 420170013000 Wain INFORMATION REPORT terial contains information affecting the Nationa a of the United States within the meaning of the e Laws, Title 18, U. S.C. ' PREPARED AND DISSEMINATED BY on or revelation Sees. 739 and 794, the tr d per- of which in any manner to an un e CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY son is prohibited by law. COUNTRY Finland REPORT NO SUBJECT Political Situation/Proposed Oil Refinery DATE DISTR Jan 55 25X1 A2g NO. OF PAGES NO. OF ENCLS. MM not, "0 &H -FI SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT # PLACE ACQUIRED (By source) RESPONSIVE TO 25X1 A6a- OO/c ource) DATE OF INFORMATION (Date or dates, on or between which, events or conditions described in report existed) 20 Dec 54 THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION SOURCE 1X6 25X1X6 1. expressed great anxiety in his letter over the effect German rearmamen might have on the attitude the USSR could take toward Finland. He thinks that the USSR might make this an excuse for inimical action. 2. He feels that the present submissive attitude of Kekkonen and of the President, Paasikivi, is the result not only of ear o the USSR but also of the 4&SR's promises that they will be well taken care of no matter what happens. 3. Kekkonen is so completely subservient to the wishes of the USSR that there is a growing feeling of contempt for him in Finland. Of this he is fearful. Tuomioja has been sent to London to get him out of the way because e oven fears his influence in the coming election, 4. pointed out in his letter that the present plans of the Finnish X1X6 Government to build a small oil refinery of a capacity of 10 thousand to 15 thousand barrels a day, will not only endanger the interests of US oil companies in Finland, but will increase USSR influence because USSR crude is planned as the basic supply for the refinery, Further, that the refinery as planned which will be supplied by West German firms on long terms of credit, is too small for economical operation and will be a definite drain on the Finnish taxpayer. 25X1A9a - end - 1h r 5 rite ! information for VS 'Off s'ah Cniy is v:o for the possible interest of 25X1 X6 your ana;pats. It boas not warrant dissemi- nation by 25X1A2g TYPE ACS AREA /JAfu 2,5 5 This report iP njgSLe thiAH Pfs9Vdf qLtFiar.g lg b%gts? oPA Taeplrft~m~fi d! c 11 not be transmitted overseas unless concurrence of the originating office has been obtained through the Assistant Director for Collection an