Reforms and Plans, July–December 1931
In August 1931 a despatch by the British charge d’affaires in Moscow drew attention to the ‘less feverish’ atmosphere in the Soviet Union: ‘detente in internal affairs’ was accompanied by ‘a similar detente in foreign relations’.  He added that in internal affairs, moves to reconcile the ‘bourgeois specialists’ had been accompanied by a general temporary relaxation: ‘the G.P.U. is being overhauled and … for the moment people breathe more freely’.
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