Foreign News: Prince Among Bolsheviks

Deaf was President Roosevelt last week to numerous petitions asking him to protest Dictator Stalin's current indulgence in pure Bolshevik terror (TIME, Dec. 17). The number of Russians shot in simple vengeance for the assassination of Stalin's "Dear Friend Sergei" Kirov mounted slowly to 103. But none of the dead so far was accused of complicity in the crime.

Assassin Nikolaev himself was still alive and the Government was not ready to tell Russia why a Communist little wig had shot a Communist bigwig. As a diversion, the Soviet Press was filled with astonishing...

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