Foreign News: Army Purge

Tokyo's live-wire, fast-growing Yominri, listed among the world's "great newspapers" in an Editor & Publisher survey, specializes in foreign news, spends heavily for scoops. Last week Yominri carried an exclusive story of eight Soviet Army officers in the Far East who decided to follow the example of two who recently escaped by airplane to Estonia, saying they had fled to avoid a purge in which hundreds of Soviet Army & Air Force officers are being secretly executed. According to Yominri, the plane in which the eight fled was chased by Soviet Secret Political...

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