Foreign News: Synthesis

Though returning visitors to Soviet Russia differ widely among themselves as to present conditions in the largest nation (see above), a synthesis of their opinions may be blocked out in significant re- lief:

Power. Joseph Stalin now rules as the undisputed dictator of Soviet Russia. During the past twelve-month he has demonstrated his control of the Communist Party and the Government by reducing to political vassalage or inconsequence no less than six of Lenin's most potent disciples: Trotsky, Zinoviev, Radek, Sokolnikov, Lashe-vich and Kamenev. The "new triumvirate" are: 1) Joseph Dzhugashvili "Stalin"— political...

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