RUSSIA: Red Notes

¶ Completion of nominations for the 1,143 parliamentary seats to be filled on December 12 by the first election under Russia's new Constitution (TIME, Nov. 8) disclosed last week that in nearly every case only one candidate had been nominated for each seat. According to Soviet President Mikhail Kalinin in a speech at Leningrad last week, the average Russian is asking himself: "What is the use of my going to vote? There is only one candidate, and he will be elected anyway."

Continued the President: "It is a grave mistake to think this....

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