International: Another Stathmos?

Until they came to the sea at Trebizond, Xenophon's Greeks marched in a set pattern; he repetitiously records that each day's march (stathmos) covered so many parasangs. The inexorable Russians, whose diplomatic movements also follow a set pattern, reached Trebizond (now Trabzon) last week.

The Russian journey was still verbal. It began in Tiflis, where two professors, S. R. Dzanashia and N. Berdzenishvili, wrote a letter demanding that 10,000 square miles of Turkey (see map), "the seized cradle of our people," be forthwith handed over to the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. The letter was promptly featured in Izvestia, Pravda and Red...

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