A Ruble in the Hand

It is not so many years since "Bolshevik" was a popular synonym for a low, ruffianly fellow and "ruble" was a popular synonym for the ultimate in worthless money. But though the U. S. Department of State remains unaware of the existence of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, U. S. industry is now inclined to believe that Russians habitually pay their bills and that a ruble in the hand is as good as 51½¢ in the bank. Thus last week Amtorg, Russian trading corporation at No....

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