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Murder of MR. Goldinger.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia. – in the House of Commons on 21st June 1920.

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asked the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Mr. Boris Goldinger, who was attached to the British naval armoured cars in Russia as interpreter, was recently murdered by the Bolsheviks in Russia; whether he is aware that his wife, who is an Englishwoman, was left with a young child in a Bolshevik prison in Moscow; whether the Bolshevik authorities have refused to move in the matter; and whether M. Krassin has been urged to secure her immediate release and the return of herself and her child to this country?


My information is to the effect that Mr. Goldinger was shot in the spring of this year, but I am not aware that his widow is in prison in Moscow. As regards the third and fourth parts of the hon. and gallant Member's question, the case of Mrs. Goldinger, who is a British born widow of a Russian subject, has been brought to the notice of the Soviet Government's representative at Copenhagen. His Majesty's Government have every sympathy with Mrs. Goldinger, and will continue their efforts on her behalf.