Foreign News: Miracle in the East

Last week four U.S. correspondents, including TIME'S Richard Lauterbach, returned to Moscow with the vision of a new, raw world still in their eyes. By permission of Marshal Stalin, they had gone with Eric Johnston into the industrial empire beyond the Urals.

Inevitably, they saw Magnitogorsk, biggest and best known of the new steel cities (TIME, Jan. 17). They found it crowded with evacuees from ravaged western Russia (some are going back home now). The life is rougher, tougher than in most cities, but the people work hard, seem happy. Said Works Director Nosov:...

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