King George could have talked from Buckingham Palace to Josef Stalin in the Great Kremlin Palace at Moscow last week, but he did not so talk.

In opening the new London-Moscow service, British telephone officials recalled that "political obstacles and political obstacles alone," have kept Moscow out of telephonic connection with all other great capitals except Berlin—which has been talking to Moscow for several years.

Between 8 a. m. and 7 p. m. three minutes of London-Moscow talk cost $4.07, at other times $2.43. Bell system telephone operators said last week that they could not make a New York-Moscow telephone...

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