RUSSIA: Molting Hero

Like a stern grey cat clawing feathers one by one from a gaudy canary Dictator Stalin of Russia has spent eleven months mercilessly divesting of his powers the once great Gregory Zinoviev, "spiritual son of Lenin," "bomb-boy of Bolshevism," arch-director of plots in every land to subvert world capitalism.

The cat and canary interlude began at the close of 1925 when the All-Russian Congress of the Communist Party voted through Joseph Stalin's program for 1926 by 559 to 65, thus signalizing the eclipse of Gregory Zinoviev and his adherents who had violently...

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