RUSSIA: New Stalin Pact

An official call brought the diplomatic representatives of the U.S., Britain and France hurrying down to the big sprawling Foreign Ministry on Moscow's Kuznetsky Most one day last week. Deadpan Andrei Gromyko, deputizing for Foreign Minister Vishinsky, handed the allied diplomats identical notes demanding a four-power peace conference on Germany at the earliest possible moment. Like so many diplomatic notes these days, it was designed to ruffle and embarrass the countries it was submitted to.

But it had been artfully constructed to attract the onlooking Germans. By Russian proposal, all foreign troops...

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