Petitioner married the respondent in Moscow, in 1924, the parties being the domiciled in the Soviet Union. By Soviet law a divorce could be secured upon the registration of both parties of their desire to terminate the marriage, or upon the application of one of them to a court which had no discretion but to dissolve the union. The petitioner filed a bill for separation in England, and an issue was directed in the lower court to determine whether the parties had ever been husband and wife. The court held the marriage invalid, but on appeal it was held the marriage of these parties created that status in the country of their domicile, and was to be recognized universally. Nachimson v. Nachimson, [1930] P. 217.