RUSSIA: Concessions

At Moscow, M. Alexander Minkin of the Soviet State Concessions Bureau, made public a report in which it was alleged that, during the past three years, foreign nationals have filed 1,509 applications for concessions, of which only 117 were granted.

Former Chancellor Wirth of Germany was listed as having obtained the most valuable plum: immense timber concessions in the Volga forests. There followed as a close second the extensive rights for exploiting Russian manganese deposits obtained by the Harriman interests (U. S.).

The national distribution of the 117 concessions: Germany 29; England...

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