30 JANUARY 1926, Page 3

The correspondent defines the Pan-Russian policy by saying that it

aims at securing the recognition of the Soviet by the Western Powers while pursuing a policy of penetration in the East. No doubt Zinovieff's ruthless pedantry has stood in the way of recognition in the West, but it is surely useless for the Soviet to gain favour in the West by sterilizing the Third International if it provokes the world by Machiavellian activities in the East. Take our own case, for instance. If the Bol- shevists foolishly revive the ancient scare about Russian designs on India, the effect will be just the same as before ; it will make no difference to Englishmen whether the Russian Bear carries the Imperial or the Soviet label.

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