30 JANUARY 1926, Page 3

It may be that it is just because of the

tension at home that the Bolshevists want to divert public attention from their internal squabbles and concentrate it, in the true Bismarckian manner, on foreign affairs. A special correspondent of the Westminster Gazette says that the Soviet has ambitious schemes in the Far East. If this be so the settlement with Chang is but temporary. The correspondent explains that the recent split in the Political Bureau which controls both the Soviet and the Third International was due largely to disagreements about foreign policy. Zinovieff resisted the Pan-Russian policy, and that was why he was snubbed. His removal from the chairmanship of the Third International is said to be a certainty.

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