RUSSIA: S. S. Sacco

Into the cold grey waters of the Gulf of Finland at Leningrad, last week, were launched two hulking freight boats. Each weighed 5,340 tons. Sister ships, they are two of the largest freighters in the built-in-Russia Soviet commercial fleet.

As the boats rocked from side to side, spectators on shore strained eyes to read the names on their prows. One was Sacco; the other Vanzetti.

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