Business & Finance: Steel Stalin

Stalin, Stalin, Stalin. Nothing so disagrees as prophecy, yet there has been scarcely a comment as to Russia's future that has not mentioned Stalin, Commissar of Police.

It is the name that came out of Russia last year. It is an assumed name a derivative from the Russian word for "steel." Ivan Stalin. Russians think he resembles inflexible steel.

He was, they say, Lenin's most intimate friend in the inner Communist circle. "Minister of Nationalities," he was chiefly responsible for binding the outlying provinces to the...

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