RUSSIA: Priznayu

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Ornate but dusty chandeliers. Blue walls between stained white Ionic columns. A plaster frieze of dancing nymphs like a Wedgwood plaque. That is October Hall in the House of the Labor Unions in Moscow, and before the Revolution the gay dining room of the Nobles' Club. The world's eyes were on October Hall last week when six British engineers—together with twelve Russian defendants, in which neither Soviet nor world Press took much interest—went on trial for their lives charged with espionage and sabotage (TIME, March 27 et seq.). If...

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