RUSSIA: Negotiator Stalin

During his twelve years as master of the Kremlin few authentic anecdotes have been printed about mysterious, closelipped, Georgia-born Joseph Stalin. Last week able New York Times Correspondent Otto D. Tolischus, nosing about the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) which have been taken under the Soviet Union's "protective" wing, picked up what he thought were some genuine ones that came out of Russia's recent Baltic negotiations :

> On one occasion when a Baltic Foreign Minister was hard-pressed for concessions by Soviet Foreign Commissar and Premier Viacheslav M. Molotov and his...

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