RUSSIA: Morale in Moscow

Smooth and open before the Nazi armies last week lay the road to Moscow—only about 225 miles more of it compared to 400 they had already covered. But were the Muscovites downhearted? Confounding outside observers, who a month ago predicted that the whole Soviet system would shiver and collapse like a card-house at the breath of modern war, U.S. newsmen in Moscow and a handful of U.S. citizens who got out of Russia by the Trans-Siberian Railway painted a far different picture.

The people of Moscow, they said, were going about their business...

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