Strange news came from Moscow in last week's despatches:
Peasants. Following Grigori Zinoviev's pledge to grant long leases of land, if not outright ownership, to the peasants (TIME, Apr. 27), the Government further conciliated and attracted the peasantry by:
1) Permitting them to hire laborers all year round.
2) Dropping the eight-hour day.
3) Allowing children over 12 years of age to be employed.
Factories. Concurrently with a report that 150,000 were idle in Mos cow and were being kept alive on doles, came the news that the Bol shevik Government intends to permit business men to...