5 JUNE 1920, Page 2

M. Krassin, the head of the Bolshevik delegation to the

Allies, was received at Downing Street on Monday by the Prime Minister, Mr. Boner Law and Lord Curzon.. M. Krassin's ostensible purpose in visiting England was to discuss. with the Economic Council the reopening of trade with Russia. The Allies had virtually waived their declared intention to trade only with the Russian co-operative societies, inasmuch as the directors of these societies had been arrested and their businesses confiscated by the Bolsheviks. M. Krasain thus came as a Bolshevik agent, not as a co-operator. The French Press has protested against, the Downing Street conference, which it professes to regard as a breach of the San Remo agreement not to enter into relations with the Bolsheviks. Meanwhile the war between Poland and the Bolsheviks drags on. During the past week neither aide has made any appreoiable progress.