HC Deb 17 July 1919 vol 118 cc571-2
7. Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

asked when a decision may be given as to whether the British Government will recognise, attach diplomatic representatives to, and permit trade to commence with the Kolchak Government, the Bolshevist Government, or both?


As regards the question of recognition of Admiral Kolchak's Government, I fear I cannot give my hon. and gallant Friend the information he desires. The question of the recognition of the Russian Soviet Government has not arisen. I would, however, point out that His Majesty's Government are in relations with Admiral Kolchak, being represented in Siberia by a High Commissioner, and that trade is allowed with the territory under Admiral Kolchak's control.

Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

Is it not a fact that German enterprise has already taken over the management of the railways in parts of Bolshevist Russia, and have not large concessions been granted to neutrals?


There is another question on the subject of German enterprise.