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...

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