RUSSIA: Passports for Population

Though passports of the sort which enable their holders to leave Russia are rarer than rubies in the Soviet Union, every Russian must carry at all times the sort of passport which confirms his right to live & work where he does live & work in Russia. Last week in the Soviet Union no other news was half so big as an announcement by the Moscow Government that before Jan. 14, 1936 every Soviet citizen must have his domestic passport renewed.

The last time this was done, the State...

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