Foreign News: Fuhrer's Crusade

In London last week the German Ambassador, Joachim von Ribbentrop, told Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin that Berlin would immediately break off diplomatic relations with Moscow in case the OGPU should execute in Russia German Engineer Emil Ivan Stickling, who Was sentenced to death fortnight ago for "sabotage"' (TIME, Nov. 30). Ambassador von Ribbentrop then left by air through a dangerously dense fog for Berlin. In Moscow, with evident perturbation, the Soviet Council of Commissars soon issued a most singular communique, revealing that in Russia the quick-triggered OGPU sometimes get considerably ahead of...

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