FRANCE: Russia Recognized

In the Quai d'Orsay, French Foreign Office, on the forenoon of a typical Paris October day, Premier Herriot made a momentous decision.

At 12 o'clock, the wireless apparatus on the top of the Eiffel Tower spoke to the world: "France has recognized Russia."

In a note, Premier Herriot had acquainted the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia) that de jure recognition had been extended by the French Republic.

In an acknowledgement, signed by Kalinin, Rykov and Tchitcherin, the U. S. S. R. voiced its pleasure with the action of France, suggested an immediate...

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