FRANCE: Recognize Russia?

One day, in Paris, it was mooted that France was going to recognize Russia. The next day, recognition was a sure thing. The day after, the date for the event was set; and, as minute succeeded minute and hours became days, the time for recognition of the Moscow autocrats became more imminent. At last, the great day dawned; but the French Government was silent. A hitch had occurred—a decision would later be announced—only a brief delay—were the explanations given.

Thousands of Russian royalists in France became alarmed over the recognition rumors, thought they...

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