INTERNATIONAL: Usual Oriental Bargaining

An important plank in the British Labor Government's election platform was the resumption of diplomatic relations with Russia. Negotiations toward that end were started between grizzled British Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson and unctuous Soviet Ambassador to France Valerian Devgalevsky. Because of Britain's insistence that Russia give definite promise to cease Communist propaganda in the British Empire before ambassadors be appointed. Russian insistence that her national dignity demanded an exchange of ambassadors before discussing definite points of agreement, negotiations were quickly deadlocked (TIME, Aug. 5). Russia's Devgalevsky packed his briefcases, went...

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