RUSSIA: 15c Divorce

Though the State Department has not yet recognized Soviet Russia it was recently held in Manhattan by Federal Judge Goddard that "civil contracts, such as marriage, performed according to Russian law, hold good in the United States, despite the absence of diplomatic recognition."

If two citizens of the U. S. can thus be legally married in Red Russia, why should they not be divorced there? Though no U. S. couple is known to have made the experiment, it was instructively performed last week by a Chilean, Señor Cesari Alvarez de la Revera. Smitten...

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