16 JUNE 1950, Page 19

Russian Exploits

SIR,—When my eye caught sight of the last item in A Spectator's Notebook in your issue of June 2nd, I could hardly think it had been written by my old friend Janus. It is not worthy of him. Russians, like other peoples, have great deeds to their credit. True, they are human, like ourselves. But I seem to remember a shipwreck in the Arctic seas and the marooned passengers being saved by Russian aeroplanes. Those whom I have met in their own country certainly were not of a type to make much of their deeds, Noy more than we should

be.—Yours sincerely, A. P. L COTTERELL. 2 Wilton Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks.