RUSSIA: Litvinov's Protocol

When Comrade Maxim Maximovich Litvinov appeared at Geneva and offered to sign with the Great Powers a pact of total disarmament (TIME, Dec. 12, 1927), he was called a hypocrite. When he appeared again, this time with a pact of partial disarmament (TIME, April 2), the Acting Foreign-Minister of Soviet Russia was once more called a hypocrite. Nobody believed that Red Russia would keep a pledge to disarm.

When M. Litvinov signed the Kellogg pact renouncing war, and when Soviet Russia led even the U. S. in ratifying it, the hypocrisy of the Soviets...

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