RUSSIA: Death of Joffe

Death came last week to Adolf A. Joffe who put an end to his life by firing a bullet through his brain. For several years be had suffered intensely from polyneuritis (inflammation of several trunk nerves), aggravated by kidney trouble and heart disease. No motive other than to end his misery is ascribed to the suicide.

M. Joffe was one of Soviet Russia's foremost diplomats and represented his country in many lands, the most notable, perhaps, being China, where he was able to prepare the way for Bolshevist influence in the civil war still...

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