RUSSIA: Loud Pedal

During the acute stage of the Moscow Trials, when one famed old Bolshevik after another was being convicted of "Trotskyism" and shot, newspaper cartoonists in many lands spontaneously got the same idea. They drew the Dictator facing his reflection in a looking glass and shouting: "Traitor, confess! You too are a Trotskyist!" Last week there were epochal goings on in Moscow which made such cartoons even more appropriate than during the Trials.

Zigzag Progress. The right-hand-men of Joseph Stalin have seldom known what his left-hand-men were doing, and vice versa, but the Dictator...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!