RUSSIA: Peace Offensive

Moscow continued to talk peace, peace, peace.

In the Kremlin, Deputy Foreign Minister Jacob Malik, who in June gave the cue for the Korean truce talks (TIME, July 2), received a delegation of British Quakers. Would Russia promise, the Quakers asked Malik, not to fire up revolutions in the West, provided the West stayed away from the Iron Curtain? Malik replied, by quoting his boss Stalin in a 1936 interview: "To attempt to export revolution is nonsense. Without the desire within a country, there will be no revolution."

Russia is ready, Malik said, "to enter into negotiations of a most businesslike character...

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