RUSSIA: Reply to Britain

From the desk of Christian Rakovsky, Bolshevik Chargé d'Affaires in London, to the desk of Georg Tchitcherin, Bolshevik Commissar for Foreign Affairs in Moscow, is about 1,600 miles as the crow flies. By means of the wireless, the brusque message (TIME, Dec. 1) of the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Austen Chamberlain, sped across the intervening space in next to no time; and the messages of Georg to Austen sped back by the same route. All this took place within a few days.

The messages of Comrade Tchitcherin, two in...

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