RUSSIA: Stalin's Harvest

Pravda jeered at Communist inefficiency. Pravda railed at the Five-Year Plan. What about the trousers, made at Moscow Factory No. 1, with one leg black and the other blue? What about the padlock with keys that didn't fit, the cups with holes in them, the baby dolls with grey hair and crooked legs?

Russia's papers and magazines have lately been so jampacked with accounts of shortages, mismanagement, blundering, that exiles reading it from afar wondered if violent anti-Communists had got control of the controlled press. As last week's news of the German-Russian Pact left the world gasping, urgency of the...

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