Foreign News: Less Chatter

Common wisecrack of super-cynical Russian Bolsheviks is: Russki muzhik vsyo zuplatit—the Russian peasant will pay for everything. Last week it looked as if workers and peasants both were going to pay as the Kremlin cracked down on labor, banned all party, trade union and social meetings during the workday, frankly stated it meant to get less "chatter" and more work out of workers. Thus ended one more visible manifestation of Russian proletarianism.

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