MOSCOW, Nov.18, 1933 (UP)-Soviet Russia, in formal diplomatic relations with the last of the world's great powers to accord recognition, surveyed the future today with satisfaction.
Speculation on Russian's probable ambassador to the United States inclined in favor of Gregory Sokolnikov, Maxim Litvinov's assistant Commisssar of Foreign affairs.
However, Alexander Troyanovsky, former ambassador to Japan, and Valerian Mezhlauk, assistant commissar of heavy industry, also were mentioned.
It was regarded as likely that much would depend on whatever recommendation Commissar Litvinov might make on the basis of impressions gained in Washington.
Stimulation of the industrialization program through American co-operation and trade, improvement of the Far Eastern political situation which has caused great anxiety, and increased international prestige generally were factors in Russia's joy that the United States at last had become reconciled to this Communist nation.
The pleasure was increased by news that William C. Bullitt would be United States' first ambassador.
Russian satisfaction was perhaps exceeded by that of American residents. They had expected the news, but when it came from Washington (there was no official announcement here because the difference in time made the occasion later at night), businessmen, technical specialists and tourists were awaiting it eagerly.