RUSSIA: World's Record Woman

The greatest Secretary of a Treasury on the Globe is not a male but a female, not Andrew William Mellon, not Philip Snowden, but Mme Vera Yakovleva who last week was appointed Commissar of Finance to the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.

Whereas Chancellor Snowden is charged with a British budget balancing at only £741,581,000 ($3,611,499,470), and Secretary Mellon carries on with but $3,643,519,875, the Russian budget in Mme Yakovleva's care balances at the stupendous total of Rubles 11,390,000,000 ($5,854,370,000).

Though the Soviet budget figure is the declaration of a sovereign state,...

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