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the relations between
His Majesty's Government and the Soviet Government
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the relations between His Majesty's Government and the Soviet Government
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1. *Extract from the Anglo-Russian Trade Agreement of March 16, 1921...
2. Lord Curzon to Mr. Hodgson ...
3. Mr. Hodgson to Lord Curzon
4. Lord Curzon to Mr. Hodgson
5. *Memorandum communicated to M. Krassin by
6. *M. Krassin to Lord Curzon
7. Mr. MacDonald to M. Rakovsky
M. Rakovsky to Mr. MacDonald
Mr. Austen Chamberlain to M. Rakovsky
10. Mr. Austen Chamberlain to Mr. Peters
11. Mr. Austen Chamberlain to Mr. Hodgson
May 29, 1923
June 9, 1923
Oct. 24, 1924
Nov. 21, 1924
April 1, 1925
Nov. 5, 1925
July 13, 1926
Feb. 23, 1927
Mar. 3, 1927
May 26, 1927
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A Selection of Papers dealing with the Relations between His Majesty's Government and the Soviet Government, 1921-1927.
Extract from the Anglo-Russian Trade Agreement of
THE present Agreement is subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions, namely
(a.) That each party refrains from hostile action or undertakings against the other and from conducting outside of its own borders any official propaganda direct or indirect against the institutions of the British Empire or the Russian Soviet Republic respectively, and more particularly that the Russian Soviet Government refrains from any attempt by military or diplomatic or any other form of action or propaganda to encourage any of the peoples of Asia in any form of hostile action against British interests or the British Empire, especially in India and in the Independent State of Afghanistan. The British Government gives a similar particular undertaking to the Russian Soviet Government in respect of the countries which formed part of the former Russian Empire and which have now become independent.
(b.) That all British subjects in Russia are immediately permitted to return home, and that all Russian citizens in Great Britain or other parts of the British Empire who desire to return to Russia are similarly released.
It is understood that the term "conducting any official propaganda" includes the giving by either party of assistance or encouragement to any propaganda conducted outside its own. borders.
The parties undertake to give forthwith all necessary instructions to their agents and to all persons under their authority to conform to the stipulations undertaken above.
The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston to Mr. Hodgson (Moscow). Foreign Office, September 7, 1921. FOR Some time past His Majesty's Government have viewed with grave concern the failure of the Soviet Government to give effect to the obligations laid upon it by the trade agreement, and 4013 Wt. 4000 6/27 F.O.P. 16278