Foreign News: Supreme Propaganda

A million feet tramp-tramping through ankle-deep snow. Night coming on. Torches, banners, the roar of the Internationale from half a million throats. White breath & red noses. People stamping and shouting to keep warm. Men and women from everywhere—mostly Russians, but Tartars too, Uzbeks, Little Russians, White Russians, Tadjiks, Chinese students and a group of Communist literati from New York, just arrived but exulting with the boldest. Thus last week Moscow staged one of the largest, most impressive demonstrations in Soviet history, as her second, epochal Counter-Revolutionary Trial began (TIME, Nov. 24).

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