RUSSIA: Notes, Apr. 20, 1925

Elections to the Moscow Soviet† resulted in the return of 2,554 Communists and 1,308 members of other parties. This showed a decrease in the Communists' strength from 87.7% to 66%. More than 900 women were elected.

The Westinghouse Airbrake Co.'s plant at Yaroslave was put up for auction to defray a Government rent claim of $125,000. There were no bidders, so the Government took the factory over for operation.

<FOOTNOTE †A Soviet is a territorial and political division roughly equivalent to a county. Each Soviet has a Congress which meets once a year to...

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