U.S. At War: The Kravchenko Case

For 22 years, Victor Kravchenko was a loyal Russian minor official. He rose to be a voyentechnik (technician) with rank of captain in the Red Army. Suddenly in Manhattan last week he threw over his job—and his Russian citizenship—and placed himself "under the protection of American opinion." He gave his reasons in a letter that sharply rearoused half-forgotten U.S. suspicions of the Soviet:

"I cannot keep silent any longer. . . . I can no longer support double-faced political maneuvers . . . toward collaboration with the United States and Britain while pursuing aims...

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