Foreign News: REPORT FROM THE U.S.S.R.

One of the most recent, most authoritative accounts of what has been going on behind the steel wall of censorship in the U.S.S.R. came last week by cable from Tokyo, sent by a TIME correspondent who had spent several years in the Soviet Union and left shortly before the German invasion.

He gave a striking picture of the biggest country in the world on the eve of the greatest campaign of World War II. Highlights:

Red Army. "The Red Army at the outbreak of Soviet-German hostilities was about 7,000,000 strong. Half were proletarians, a quarter peasants, a quarter white-collar workers. Of six...

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