RUSSIA: Sayings of Tchicherin

Georges Tchicherin, Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs, said in an optimistic moment that Great Britain, Italy and perhaps the U. S. will shortly recognize Soviet Russia. "France," said he, "is the only big nation remaining hostile."

Tchicherin had another plan: the creation of a Jewish Homeland in Russia to replace the one in Palestine, "which had not proved attractive to the Jewish masses." Said the Foreign Commissar: "I am favoring the plan because our cooperative system and our State monopolization of trade and industry have hit the middlemen hard. Many Jews who were...

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