AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
GERMAN EMBASSY AT MOSCOW, IN THE NAME OF THE
GOVERNMENT OF FINLAND, AND THE REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE COUNCIL OF THE PEOPLE'S COMMISSIONERS OF
THE RUSSIAN REPUBLIC. SIGNED AT MOSCOW, JULY, 1918.
[English text as published in the (British) Daily Review of the Foreign Press, 1 August,1918, purporting to be a translation from a Russian wireless message.]
1 . All citizens of Russia and Finland arrested for political reasons
in Finland and Russia are liberated, including those who have been
accused of spying and conveying contraband of war.
2. A Chancellory composed of two Finns is formed in connection
with the German consulate at Petrograd, and another composed
of two Russians, in connection with the Norwegian consulate at
Helsingfors. All four of these representatives enjoy the inviolability
of diplomatic offices and free passage over the frontiers.
3. The frontier will be open for Finns who enter Finland from
Russia with passports delivered by the German consulate, and for
Russians who enter Russia from Finland with passports delivered
by the Norwegian consulate. The frontier can be closed only by
an order of the military authorities of either side given for military
reasons, and after they have informed the consulates which are in
charge of the interests of the two parties concerned.
4. The first arrested persons who are to be exchanged will be
Finnish citizens who were arrested at Petrograd in return for the
Russian citizens Kamenev, Savitsky, Wolf, Kavanko, and Svinto.
In the future the consulates defending the respective interests will
be informed of new arrests and will receive the necessary documents,
and will have the right of protest.
Source: Texts of the Finland "Peace". U.S. Department of State. Government Printing Office, 1918.
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