BULGARIA: One Strike and Out

Foreign Commissar Molotov walked in briskly at six minutes past eight. He sat down and spread out a typewritten paper. To Moscow's 40-odd foreign correspondents he said: "I should like to inform you gentlemen of the decisions taken with regard to the Government of Bulgaria."

The Foreign Commissar looked tired. He read in a voice without expression: "For more than three years Bulgaria has been in effect helping Germany in its war against the Soviet Union. The Soviet Government took account of the fact that, being a small country. . . ."

Slight, blond, horn-rimmed Interpreter Pavlov, who translated for...

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