Foreign News: Plotters Shot

Grand Duke Cyril's suspicions of internal trouble in Russia were proved with startling effect by a late despatch from Moscow. By order of the Stalin government, three former imperial and Kerensky officials, recently high Soviet railway and mining officials, were sentenced to be shot dead for obstructing Communist operation of railways and of the gold and platinum industry—in other words, for "counter-revolutionary plotting for the restoration of Capitalism." Condemned were: N. K. von Meck, onetime chairman of the privately owned Moscow-Kazan Railway; A. F. Velitchko, head of the transport department of the Imperial...

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