FINLAND: Autumn Cloud

Last week a "high Finnish source" let it out that Moscow wanted a new trade agreement, would like to start negotiations in October. It was a cloud on the horizon, and no one could say—yet—whether it was bigger or smaller than a man's hand. The Finns hoped that Moscow was not disturbed by the fact that,-on one recent day, there were 17 U.S. ships in Helsinki harbor.

Of all Russia's defeated enemies, the Finns are paying the highest per capita reparations: $300 million, ending in 1952. But Russia, though tightening every possible screw...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!