RUSSIA: Fall of Big Bill

From the rugged Kirghiz steppes they came, from the Hi River basin, from the trackless plains of sprawling Russia and from Moscow. Bigwigs of the Soviet Union, turbanned Kazaks. soldiers of the Red Army, peasants and nomads all came to "Big Bill" Shatov's party. Big Bill had just completed the 1,475-mi. Turksib Railway, linking Siberia and Turkestan. Nothing was too good for him. Soviet orators praised his lurid past as a frequently jailed I. W. W. roustabout all over the U. S. As the senior U. S. Bolshevik in Russia, beaming Big Bill cried,...

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