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factured articles intended for Russia,
which would be exchanged for an equal
value in raw materials on reaching
Russian port.

9. Prevent immediately the available
natural resources of Russia from going
to Germany through taking them our-
selves and sending back to Russia just
sufficient manufactured articles to pay
for them. Thus Russia's debt to the al-
lies will not be increased, while Ger-
many will be deprived of large quanti-
ties of needed war material.

Hundred Americans on the Way.

Some allied co-operation has already
been started. To-day there are five al-
lied military missions working that are
close in the confidence of Trotzky and
other leaders engaged in organizing the
new revolutionary army. One hundred
American railway operators are travers-
ing Manchuria on their way to help the
soviet actually to evacuate munitions
from Petrograd to points beyond the
Volga and out of reach of the Germans
should they again advance. The soviet
is showing extreme willingness to place
the munitions beyond the reach of the
Germans. This of itself should be evi-
dence of its good faith.

Here is a general summary of the sit-
uation: The bolsheviki used socialist
formulas for the purpose of obtaining
control of the soviet's organization and
ousting Kerensky. The soviet power is
permanent, unless it is deposed by Ger-
man or Japanese imperialistic force. The
soviet government to-day is not social-
istic. Neither is it a proletariat dictator-
ship, because the soviet government is
founded on the power of the soviet or-
ganization, which, in turn, is founded on
a Slav basis, the principle of which is
democracy or the village mir.

Ninety-three per cent of the people be-
long to the proletariat or the peasant
masses. The other 7 per cent are mon-
archists, nobles, capitalists and landown-
ers. These are the ones who complain
of a proletariat dictatorship.

Russian Democrncy Will Not Die.

Russia is rather suffering from birth
pains than death throes. The soviet is
championing a new form of democracy.
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Anglo-Saxon idea. It is a real democracy
nevertheless, which, with the passage of
time, will certainly spread into Slavic
Austria. Democracy is the idea underly-
ing the allies' struggle. The Russian
soviet's democracy will never die, regard-
less of the allied attitude. The country
is strong for freedom, but unless the al-
lies support it perhaps Germany or Japan
will succeed either in stifling or rifling

Democratic Russia is getting angry
at Germany for the first time since
the war began. The Russians now
feel Germany as an individual menace;
previously they thought Germany men-
aced only the czar.

The western world does not seem to
understand Japan's landing at Vladivos-
tok. Japan's movement toward Siberia
threatens to turn Russian resentment
from Germany to Japan and Japan's al-
lies, because the allies are unable to
check Japan.

Situation Better for the Allies.

The Russian situation is better for the
allies to-day than at any other time since
the revolution began. There are poten-
tialities that will materially aid us to
win the world war. Had we known Rus-
sian psychology or spent as much time
studying Russia as Germany spent we
should have understood. We were like
the boy testing the water with his big
toe, hesitating to take the plunge.

Let us get aboard. Let us play our
ally's government for better or for worse,
lest Germany beat us to it!



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