The Anglo -Russian Conference* which has been carried on behind the secretive walls of the British Foreign Office was said to be "on the eve of collapse."
British claims were said to approximate $5,000,000,000. To offset this, the Soviet Chargé d'Affaires, M. Christian Georgyevitch Rakovsky, was reputed to have filed a claim for $20,000,000,000.
The British claim is made up principally of a $4,322,000,000 pre-War debt. The interest on this sum alone would probably be more than Soviet Russia could pay.
The Russian claim is based upon the damage wrought by British support of...