HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 c566
3. Lieutenant-Colonel W. GUINNESS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the British Government on the 3rd of May, 1918, recognised the Esthonian National Council as a de facto independent body; and whether the Government of Admiral Kolchak has been, or will now be, likewise recognised?


The answer to the first part of the hon. and gallant Member's question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part, although Admiral Kolchak's Government enjoys the support and sympathy of His Majesty's Government, I am unable to make any statement at present, seeing that the question of the policy to be pursued in regard to Russia is one which concerns the Allied Powers as a whole, and that they are considering the matter in Paris.

Lieutenant-Colonel GUINNESS

Is it not the fact that certain countries have recognised Finland and other countries have not, and it is entirely a matter for each country to decide for itself?


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that Admiral Kolchak's Government is a Royalist Government for the re-establishment of Czardom in Russia?

Lieutenant-Colonel GUINNESS

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the answer, I will raise this question on the Adjournment.

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