RUSSIA: Harvest Time

"To each vegetable its own time," says an old Russian proverb, to which latter-day Russians add, "and to every Bolshevik his day of confession." Last week confession day came around for the woodiest old vegetable in the Bolshevik truck garden: Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skriabin, better known by his party name: Molotov (meaning The Hammer). In a letter to Kommunist, top party organ of the Central Committee, First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Molotov, who got into the movement in 1906 at the age of 16, admitted that at the ripe, Red age of 64 he had committed a "theoretically mistaken and...

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