Cold War: The Zinoviev Letter Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
2a According to the Foreign Office Minister, why do protests to the Soviet government do no good?
2b Why does the minister feel that the government should publish the Zinoviev letter?
2c Explain why the minister feels that the Soviet government has broken its promise about propaganda.

Analysis and Interpretation
2d What evidence is there that this minister dislikes the Soviets? Refer to specific words he uses and also the tone of his words.
2e If you were Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald would you have accepted the advice of the minister?

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Part of a private note from a senior Foreign Office minister to Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, giving advice on what to do about the Zinoviev letter, October 15th 1924

Part of a private note from a senior Foreign Office minister to Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, giving advice on what to do about the Zinoviev letter, October 15th 1924