RUSSIA: Disgusting Traditions

Amid the forest of oil derricks which surrounds Baku, the captain and crew of the S. S. Soviet were tried by the maritime division of the Soviet Supreme Court last week for failing to tow into port a disabled tanker containing over $7,000 worth of the Soviet State's oil.

An explosion aboard the tanker set it afire while being towed by the Soviet in the Caspian Sea. Promptly Captain Krivonosov of the Soviet conferred with his political adviser, the Communist Party official assigned to most Soviet merchant ships. This worthy, Comrade Miguschenko, agreed...

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