RUSSIA: Knockdown Battleship

Though Russia stood fourth in gold production before the War, the Soviet Union last year produced a full 200 tons of the metal, the second highest gold production in the world, exceeded only by South Africa. Russia's army is the largest in the world, one of the best equipped. It was no surprise to anybody last week to learn that bigwigs in the Kremlin had decided to spend some of Russia's new gold on building up her long-neglected navy, but eyebrows shot up over one item in the new naval program.

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