RUSSIA: Notes, Jan. 18, 1926

At Moscow, the Soviet Postal Bureau again issued warnings that all letters arriving from foreign countries must be marked "U. S. S. R." (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) instead of "Russia."

The warning contained formal notice that letters not so marked are liable to be returned or destroyed: "The term 'Russia' cannot be tolerated. It is suggestive merely of the area once under the dominion of the Tsar."

Geographers noted that what was once the Empire of the Romanovs and what is now the U. S. S....

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