Action and procrastination on Russian recognition:
Italy. The Marquis of Paterno, Italian representative at Moscow, informed the Soviet Government that it had been recognized by Italy and that an Ambassador would shortly be appointed. Italy thus became the second Power to recognize the Bolshevik regime, the first having been Great Britain (TIME, Feb. 11).
Rumania. A meeting between Rumanian and Russian representatives is to take place at Vienna in March. Subjects to be discussed: the Dniester frontier, the Ukrainian refugee problem, the future of Bessarabia, recognition of the Bolsheviki by Rumania.
Japan. Ex-Minister of...