RUSSIA: Paths of Glory

Trouble and confusion were rampant in Odessa. Moscow's lofty Izvestia sternly reported that city officials had taken to changing street names at the slightest provocation. Some of Odessa's streets now had three or four names, and not even the militia (police) knew its way about. The militia itself had sinned. It had changed the name of Troitskaya (Trinity) Street to "Street of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Toilers' and Peasants' Militia."

Not to be outdone in this race for civic glory, the firemen went and renamed another thoroughfare: "Street in Commemoration of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Fire Brigade."

Izvestia, definitely...

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