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To the Editor I repeat, Russia has no imperialistic aims. The Baltic States, formerly Russian, voluntarily joined the Soviet Union. The part of Poland which the Russians saved from Nazi terrorism, is inhabited by Russian people, as is Bessarabia, rescued from Rumanian tyranny. All of them, under the Russian Constitution, have local self-government, and representation in the All Russian Congress. Outer Mongolia is not a part of Soviet Russia, but was helped by her against Japan. The Russians up to the present have only partly regained the territory under Russian rule in 1914. Russia's nonaggression pact with Germany was only made after prolonged efforts to make a firm alliance with Britain, France, Poland and Czecho-slovakia. If "A.H." will read Mr. and Mrs. Coates' "History of Anglo-Soviet Relations from 1917 to 1939," he will not ask why Russia did not help England in 1940. Britain and America were attacked by the Japanese, hence they are at war with them. Russia has, or had, a treaty of non-aggression with Japan, but did not supply the Japanese with munitions of war, petrol, rubber and scrap metals for their wanton attack on the Chinese. Britain and America did. I do not wish to "glorify" Russia. I am only taking a realistic view as, from bitter experience, the Russian people must, and will. They want peace for recovery and progress. They will only enter another war for reasons of security.

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RUSSIA AND CHINA, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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RUSSIA AND CHINA Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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