RUSSIA: Immediately

Seichas in Russian means immediately.

It is every Russian's way of saying he means to put something off till tomorrow, the next day, for ten years. Seichas seemed to have taken over the leaden-footed Anglo-Soviet pact negotiations last week as talks between British special negotiator William Strang, British Ambassador Sir William Seeds and Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Molotov dragged on day after day, added up, as far as the anxiously waiting world could see, to nothing new.

Only positive statement followed the first conversation when the official Tass News Agency, breaking diplomatic convention, announced that British proposals are "not wholly satisfactory."

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