THE CONFERENCE: The Other Russians

San Francisco last week watched Russia's second team—the "independent" Byelorussians and Ukrainians. They included a biologist, a geologist, a philologist, a forester. Boldly Lenin's old Ukrainian friend, Dmitry Z. Manuilsky, said he expected other Soviet republics some day to enter the United Nations.

Kuzma V. Kisselev slipped. Asked when students would be admitted to his Byelorussia, he said: "After the war." Reminded that technically the war was over for Russia, Kisselev confessed a "lapsus linguae." His translator, who knew no Latin, looked blank. "Tell them I made a mistake," said Kisselev.

In one respect the Byelorussians were truly autonomous. They set...

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