From November 3 to December 3
UNITED STATES AND EUROPE
Recognition of Russia.—After ten days of negotiation final agreement was reached on November 16 for renewal of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Soviet government. The terms of the agreement, which includes nearly all the concessions made by Soviet Russia in resuming relations with other countries, was summarized in the press as follows:
(1) The Soviet government promises “to respect scrupulously the indisputable right of the United States to order its own life within its own jurisdiction in its own way,” pledging itself not to disseminate communist propaganda in this country nor to attempt in any way to overthrow American institutions.
(2) The Soviet government expressly agrees to permit complete freedom of worship to Americans resident in Russia, including rites in the English or any other language, and leasing, erecting or maintaining buildings for the purpose.