RUSSIA: Spontaneous

The number of amendments proposed to the new Russian Constitution grew from 43,000 (TIME. Dec. 7) last week to 154,000. J. Stalin caused all except seven to be put aside. Precisely 2,016 Congress delegates were present punctually at 4 p. m. to vote the Constitution article by article and incessantly cheer the Dictator who modestly buried his nose in a document. In 120 minutes flat each of the 146 articles of the Constitution was voted with machine-like unanimity, every one of the 2,016 delegates raising his Red delegate's card, as the Speaker...

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