RUSSIA: Diplomatic Duel Ends

The British reply to the final Soviet note is regarded as sealing Curzon's diplomatic victory over his opponent, M. Georges Tchicherin.

The principal Soviet weapon throughout the negotiations was the threat of anti-British propaganda in the Near and Middle West; Curzon's weapon was the threat to terminate the Trade Agreement, upon which the Soviet places great reliance.

The British answer refused a conference with the Soviet Government to discuss the truth of the propaganda charges and counter charges and reciprocity in regard to compensation for British and Russians killed. The British Government declared...

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