RUSSIA: Pressing and Desperate

Summons after summons continued last week to call Soviet ambassadors, ministers and members of their staffs home to Moscow from abroad. Once they reach the Soviet capital most of those recalled are no longer seen. Inquiries from friends abroad or foreign governments with whom they have been conducting negotiations receive no reply from the Soviet Foreign Office.

One day last week such a summons to return to Moscow reached the Charge d'Affaires of the Soviet Legation in Athens, M. Alexander Barmine. He caught the next train not for Moscow but for Paris, there...

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