Russia. No. 1 (1919). - 46. Sir C. Eliot to Mr. Balfour.

No. 46.

Sir C. Eliot to Mr. Balfour.(Received February 25.)

(Telegraphic.) Vladivostock, February 24, 1919.

AN appeal to all democratic parties to unite against Bolsheviks has been published by the Omsk Government. Reasons given are as follow :—

1. Dictatorship of one class was claimed by Bolsheviks, and people of other classes were placed outside the law and starved.

2. Bolsheviks have deprived educated classes of their votes, as they do not admit universal suffrage.

3. Bureaucracy has been set up in place of municipal and village government, which has been abolished.

4. Political organisations have replaced Law Courts.