RUSSIA: Ruhl's Report

Last week Arthur Ruhl,* famed European correspondent, cabled to The New York Herald Tribune a series of significant despatches from Riga, Latvia. Carefully Correspondent Ruhl made clear that his intention was to provide a general picture of Soviet Russia uncluttered by statistics. In a word, he found business and industrial conditions reviving on an apparently firm basis; social and religious affairs functioning with but little friction in new channels; and Governmental dictatorship still absolute.

A perusal of his account gives the following impressions:

Travel. The tea-drenched atmosphere of Russian stations is back...

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