RUSSIA: Stalin's Word

The cardinal principle of Communism is the abolition of private titles to property in favor of the community as a whole. If that goes, communism is no more than a name.

M. Stalin, chief of the Communist Party, and a member, with Kamenev and Zinoviev, of the so-called Bolshevik Triumvirate, last week addressed peasants' representatives, promised to grant land leases to the peasants for at least 20 years, perhaps 40 years, perhaps in perpetuity, which means unconditional return to private ownership.

The peasant representatives, who had threatened not to sow crops or to...

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