RUSSIA: Just Too Bad

Into the Kremlin's gleaming white Hall of Soviets, where the Throne of Tsar Nicholas II has been replaced by a statue of Nikolai Lenin, crowded happily last week 2,500 Soviet Congressmen & Congresswomen from every part of European & Asiatic Russia. On the stroke of 5 p. m. a big-boned Asiatic in an unadorned Army tunic entered. Up leaped the 2,500 to cheer Joseph Stalin uproariously for 30 minutes and again at every pause during a two-hour speech in which the Dictator presented for ratification Russia's much discussed new Constitution (TIME, June...

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