Soviet Premier Khrushchev's son-in-law, Mr. Alexei Adjubei, who is Editor in Chief of the Russian?
TRANSCRIPT: Russian speech
Interpreter: You see, we had to speak of such matters in order that such things should not happen again.
Interviewer: Why don't you go to the police?
Interpreter: Because we are not people sophisticated in this regard. Perhaps I would go to the police in this matter because I'm an experienced traveller. These were simple students.
Interviewer: Why did you not encourage them to go to the police.
Interpreter: Why should I turn to the police as a guest of Mr. Mayhew? My duty was to inform my host of what happened. He promised to help me.
Interviewer: Why did you feel it your duty to inform the British public of this?
Interpreter: Because that is what our Soviet students asked me to do.
Interviewer: And you do what the students asked you to do?
Interpreter:...because if it's conductive to the cause of peace and friendship among peoples I always do what they ask.
Interpreter:...and by the way, the reporter from the Daily Telegraph said that I was mistaken -- there were not 31 suit-cases ransacked, but only 6....
Interpreter:..and I asked him to pardon my mistake.
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Background: Soviet Premier Khrushchev's son-in-law, Mr. Alexei Adjubei, who is Editor in Chief of the Russian paper Izvestia, was interviewed in London on Feb. 27th. He has been attending talks in Britain on Peaceful Co-existence. During the conference, Mr. Adjubei complained that a number of Russian students at present visiting London had their suit-cases ransacked while they were absent from their hotel rooms. Mr. Adjubei was asked in what way he thought his public complaint would contribute to better Anglo-Soviet relations.
In answering the questions, Mr. Alexei referred to Mr. Christopher Mayhew, M.P., one of the British delegates to the co-existence talks, and also to the Daily Telegraph, one of the British papers which reported the ransacking complaint.