Foreign News: Axe Blow

Davidov, member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, was sent to Stavropol, Ciscaucasia, to investigate the execution of hundreds of peasants by the Cheka, former secret political police, for resisting tax-collectors. Davidov was just leaving a meeting in the local Soviet, after endorsing the Cheka's policy, when his brains were dashed out by an axe wielded by the son of one of the Cheka's victims.

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