Foreign News: Bolshevik Barmine

M. Alexandre Barmine, the Soviet diplomat who was recently Russia's Charge d'Affaires at Athens, then broke with Moscow and denounced Stalin (TIME, Dec. 13), was being closely guarded in Paris last week by Socialists of the Second International and French detectives who stayed on duty day and night, fearing Soviet agents might kill or kidnap him. To British and French reporters Communist Barmine had told how he refused to dine aboard a Soviet steamer sent to Greece, suspecting the Captain had been ordered to shanghai him and take him back to Russia.


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