RUSSIA: Defiance!

Recently the Soviet Government has forced foreign consulates to close down in manyparts of the Soviet Union. Finally it demanded that the British consul and his staff at Leningrad clear out. Last week the British Foreign Office quietly informed Soviet Foreign Commissar Maxim Maximovich Litvinoff that hereafter the only place in Russia where anyone can get a British visa will be His Britannic Majesty's Consulate in Leningrad.

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