RUSSIA: Blunt Words

Georg Tchitcherin, Bolshevik Commissar of Foreign Affairs, went to his office, strutted and fretted, took him a pen and wrote big words full of sound and fury, signifying little.

He protested to the U. S. against the "repeated entry of American war vessels into the territorial waters of the Union of Soviet Republics without permission."

Specifically, Russia did not like the fact that the U. S. Coast Guard cutter Bear had taken magnetic observations in her territorial waters. It was also brought to his attention that upon a rock on Chukotsk Peninsula, in...

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