RUSSIA: Red Plot: White Cossacks

Propaganda trials in Russia correspond to U. S. Presidential statements, serve to emphasize the Administration's notions. Last big affair of this sort was the Schachkta Trial (TIME, July 2 & 16, 1928), broadcast by radio to prove that lazy, clumsy or willfully inefficient engineers or workmen could expect harsh treatment. Hero of these proceedings was Soviet Prosecutor Nikolai Vassilievitch Krylenko. Last week in a 30-column statement which Moscow papers dutifully printed, Comrade Krylenko announced that he would put eight arrested persons on trial for conspiring with non-Bolshevik citizens to seize the State...

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