To President Coolidge

The following letter, based on U. S. President Coolidge's message to Congress (TIME, Dec. 17), was sent to the President by Georges Tchicherin, Foreign Minister of the Soviet Government, through the Russian Telegraph Agency, sole connecting link between the two countries:

It has been the constant endeavor of the Soviet Government to bring about a resumption of friendly relations with the United States of America based upon mutual trust. With this end in view it has repeatedly announced its readiness to enter into negotiations with...

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