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RUSSIAN PUZZLE. STILL ANOTHER PREMIER. A LIBERAL OR A DOUBTFUL? Russia has presented her Allies with an- other political puzzle. Recently the Pre- mier, M. Stuermer, fell as the result of a hot attack in the Duma. It was declared that he and his entourage Ltood for pro-German influence, although his speeches were quite satisfactory. Now. without the least ex- planation, his successor, M. Tretpoff. after seven weeks' tenure of office, has also been dismissed. Renter says M. Trepoff, the Premier and Minister of Communications, and Count Ignatieff, Minister of Public In- struction, have resigned. Prince Galitzine, Senator :and Member of the Council of the Empire. has been ap- pointed Premier. M. Kultchitsky, Senator, has been ap- pointed Minister of Public Instruction. M. Neratuff T)eputy- M. Neratoff, Deputy-Minister of Foreign Affairs, has been appointed member of the Council of the Empire. M. Trepoff had been in office only 45 days. His predecessor, M. Stuermer, was Premier for nine months, so that Prince Galitzine is the third head of the Government to assume office within a vear. A Victory for the Reactionaries? I The meaning of this fresh change is quite obscure. But one Petrograd corres- pondent declares:— M. Trepoff's resignation will he less sincerely regretted, hut against the pre- sent background it also shines as one of principle.. He believed that there was at least temporary need of meeting the wishes expressed by the Duma, the Assembly of Nobles, and the Press for real collaboration between the Administration and the people. He resigned on seeing that this wa,s not to be. The Russkaya Volya ends a gloomy leading article on the new changes by saying: "Let us be calm. In these latest times Russia has suffered muKi. But we never before realised so vividtv that the Fatherland was in danger. Now, as never before,, we must love Russia. Think of her in these bitter days." —(London Daily News.") A- Contradictory View.I On the other hand, another correspondent declares that Rasputin's removal is already having a healthy effect upon Russian political life. The fall of M. Trepoff geeITl;S to complete the tendency that was be^-un by the overthrow of his predecessor Stuer- mer, aind probably represents the definitive victory of the Progressive and anti-German elements, representing the Duma, the army and thp. nation, over the strangely in- fluential pro-German camarilla, and the so- called "dark forces" associated with the murdered monk. The proof, however, will be the character of the Ministers that Prince Ga-lit^ine takes into hi newi Cabinet. More esj.w,i- ally will the new Government be judged by the test whether M. Protopopoff, the present Minister of the Interior, who is alto- gether distrusted by the Duma majority, remains in office- Prince A. D. Galitzine, the new Premier, made a remarkable speech in a remarkable debate that occurred in the Upper House a month ago. "Can we hope," he asked, that the present, Government w'll pass from words to dpe&? f am compelled to say I have no such hope, because the system of nominating our Uxovernment remains the old one." The question is whether the new Premier is the same as another Galitzine.

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