Foreign News: Peace Maker?

Years have passed since any member of the Soviet Council of People's Commissars has received any foreign journalist, and thus last week the Moscow corps of correspondents was highly excited by an invitation to confer with Foreign Commissar Maxim Maximovich Litvinoff in his Louis XV office which looks out across the street at the Secret Political Police building.

In the soundproof police cellars had just been executed last week the 18 Old Bolsheviks condemned at Moscow's latest blood-purge trial (TIME, March 21. et ante) and one of the dead was Nikolai Krestinsky, up...

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