RUSSIA: To Review Progress

To review the progress of the past year the Central Executive Committee, the highest organ of the Soviet Government, met in the Uritsky Palace, Leningrad, which, as St. Petersburg and later Petrograd, was the capital of Russia under the Tsars.

A flurry was caused by the arrival of Leon Trotzky and Gregory Zinoviev, leaders of the Communist Opposition, recently deposed from their official positions in the Third (Communist) International (TIME, Dec. 6, 1926, & Oct. 10). Still members of the Central Executive Committee, their presence gave rise to much speculation. Would they...

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