Eight of Red Russia's top-rank fighting men stood on trial last week in a small, bare courtroom before an array of judges including Marshal Semion Mikhailovich Budenny and Vassily Jakovlevich Ulrich, president of the Military Colegium of the Soviet Supreme Court. The eight:
Marshal Mikhail Nikolaevich Tukhachevsky, until his demotion last month Vice Commissar for Defense, one of the greatest tacticians of the Red Army.
General A. I. Kork, until recently commandant of the Frunze Military Academy (Soviet West Point).
General Vitovta Kazimirovich Putna, military attache at London, Berlin, Tokyo.