RUSSIA: No Philosophical Abstractions

Those three War-born little states on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea— Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—would hardly seem a menace to anybody. But they are close to the heart of Soviet Russia. Russia's door to the Baltic is a coast line on the Gulf of Finland only 300 mi. long, and the three little states overlook that channel down the Baltic. The least Russia can do is to be a little friendlier to them than anybody else is. Last week Maxim Litvinoff, roly-poly Commissar for Foreign Affairs, met in Moscow with the...

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