Foreign News: The World Outside

It was Molotov's day. The fact that the Foreign Commissar was chosen to make the anniversary address to Communist Party leaders showed how important to Russia was the world outside.

In a week when Britain's Bevin and Churchill adopted tactics of extreme tough ness (see below), tough Molotov was rela tively relaxed. His whole speech testified to the U.S.S.R.'s awareness of its limitations.

The address was far less truculent and self-righteous than the one he delivered on the same occasion six years ago. Then Molotov, justifying the Berlin-Moscow pact, pictured Russia as an island in a hostile capitalist world. In 1945, Molotov actually...

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