RUSSIA: Kulaks Rampant

Peculiarly Bolshevik was a scandal which broke in the Moscow Press last week. Peasants in a dozen villages of the Soviet Far East were reported to have broken collective contracts signed not by them but for them by the local Soviets. The contracts bound the peasants to go out into the woods in sub-zero weather and stay there in lumber camps until they had cut specified quotas of wood.

"Let the people who signed the contracts do that," grumbled the scandalously insubordinate peasants. Moscow editors were especially incensed at "seven individual peasants...

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