Notes, May 26, 1924

The Bolshecrats of Moscow, expecting the fall of Premier Poincare, forecast the early recognition of Sovietland by France. This hope was based on the possible succession of Mr. Edouard Herriot to the French Premiership.

Vodka bootlegging in Siberia was said to be thriving despite severe restrictions imposed by the Soviet authorities. Peasants do the bootlegging for the most part, because they find that they can get more for their grain by using it for distilling the illicit beverage than by selling it to the Government. According to...

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