Foreign News: Klim Crams

Largely inherited from Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Navy today is junk. This junk, Bolsheviks have thought, was good enough because no power with a first-class navy in the West was temperamentally the sort of power that would attack them unprovoked, while in the East they relied on their bombing planes to wipe out Tokyo should Japan hurl her navy against Vladivostok.

In Moscow last week came a significant change. News that Adolf Hitler is building war boats caused popular Defense Commissar Klimentiy ("Klim") Voroshilov suddenly to summon Russia's best naval experts. They found...

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