RUSSIA: Above & Below with Stalin

Much that only Soviet statesmen knew while the Moscow trials of Old Bolsheviks for "Trotskyism" were being prepared (TIME, Feb. 8 et ante) came out last week as the Russian Cabinet or Council of People's Commissars issued its annual spring orders to the entire nation, a batch running to thousands of words.

The Commissars, for example, told the average Soviet freight train at what average speed it is going to run this year, decreed such things as how many gallons of milk per week the Cabinet plans that the average Russian cow shall...

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