RUSSIA: Last of the Three

In Paris last week a French writer touched off a political prediction that went fizzing fiercely around the world. The writer: Yves Delbars, specialist in Russian affairs for the conservative Paris Presse. The prediction: Generalissimo Joseph Stalin, ill with an old liver ailment aggravated by fatigue, will retire from "all active and direct participation" in the Soviet Government this winter.

There was practically no supporting testimony. But the world was interested. Of the Big Three who had won the war, one was dead, one deposed. Only Stalin stayed on the stage.

The Lively Invalid. Recent Russian propaganda pictures have begun to show...

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