RUSSIA: Health Harangue

Russians listened in over the radio, last week, while Minister of Health Semashko delivered a "psychopathological analysis of the Romanov Tsars." Said he: "They were depraved and drunken despots. . . . Peter the Great personally decapitated many victims of his bestiality and buried others alive. . . . All the Romanovs were incurable epileptics. . . . Alexander III was a fat, greasy hippopotamus. . . ." During the Health Commissioner's harangue, Dictator Stalin, Premier Rykov and 200 other prominent communists sat gravely before Dr. Semashko in the Imperial Opera House, applauded him...

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