RUSSIA: Relations With Germany

At Moscow last week the Russo-German Trade Treaty (TIME, Oct. 12) was signed by Acting Foreign Minister Litvinov and the President of the Russian Treaty Negotiating Committee, M. Ganetski, for the Soviet Union; and by the Ger. man Ambassador, Count Brock-dorff-Rantzau, and the President of the German Committee, Herr von Kerner, for Germany.

Consisting of 80 printed pages and 20 appended notes, the treaty ambitiously sets out to regulate the whole status of Russo-Gerrnan economic relations. Two provisions seem of especial interest: 1) Germany fully and specifically grants recognition to the Soviet...

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