RUSSIA: Pure Terror

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When some 77 Germans were shot during Adolf Hitler's "blood purge," they at least were accused of plotting with that plug-ugly pederast Captain Ernst Roehm (TIME, July 9). Last week Josef Stalin resorted to more drastic Bolshevik Terror, terror in its purest form. Because a member of the Soviet Politbureau or Red Big Ten had been assassinated (TIME, Dec. 10), Soviet firing squads last week mowed down 66 Russians, one a woman, who were not accused of having anything to do with Assassin...

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