RUSSIA: Stalin Silent, Stalin Crashed

RUSSIA

Stalin Silent, Stalin Crashed

Inside the Kremlin Fortress 600 pink-cheeked, drably-dressed Russians met last week in the gorgeous, glittering onetime Throne Room of Tsar Nicholas II. Stamping the snow off their shoes, blowing on their hands, wiping their red noses, lighting cigarets and shouting greetings they sat down on wooden benches for a brief session of the Soviet Parliament, or Union Central Executive Committee.

Silent on the platform sat Dictator Josef Stalin, and to No. i Correspondent Walter Duranty the Man of Steel looked "benevolent."...

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