HC Deb 20 November 1919 vol 121 cc1110-1
59. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Prime Minister whether he had any information that M. Brotkin, formerly Russian Ambassador in Rome, had gone on a special mission from Admiral Koltchak to Berlin?


I presume that the hon. Member is referring to M. Botkine, formerly First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Berlin. If this is the case, I understand that this gentleman has been entrusted with the protection of Russian interests in Germany, and has been instructed by M. Sazonoff to act in full accordance with the representatives of the Allied Powers in Berlin.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Does that mean that peace has been made between Admiral Koltchak's Government or Sazonoff's Government and Germany?

68. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Prime Minister (1) whether any agreements were made by or on behalf of the British Government or by the Allied and Associated Governments with Admiral Koltchak, General Denikin, or General Yudenitch; and, if so, whether the agreement or agreements will be laid upon the Table of the House; and (2) whether any undertakings were given or promises made, by or on behalf of the British Government, to Admiral Koltchak, General Denikin, and General Yudenitch, respectively; and, if so, will he state what were their terms?


The only promise made by the Allies to the combatant forces in Russia was contained in the Allied Note to Admiral Koltchak of July last. This has already been fully published.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say "Yes" or "No" as to whether it is the intention of the Government to recognise the Soviet Government?


That does not arise out of any of these questions. I have already made two or three clear statements.