26 DECEMBER 1947, Page 14

SIR,—In M. Evgeny Tarle's ingenuous cable from Russia published In

your issue of December 19th, he has stated that two things are essential to ensure peace in Europe. He cites these as being, firstly, a genuinely democratic government in Germany, and, secondly, that this government must be a government of the whole of Germany. To us, "simple British men in the street," to whom he addresses his letter, "who sincerely want to understand what is going on," there inevitably appears a third prerequisite to peace in Europe—a genuinely democratic government in Moscow.—Yours faithfully, GLYNN WLLLIAMSON. 10 Bryanston Mews East, W.1.