Foreign News: Pot-Pourri

¶Seventy thousand tons of grain were sent to Germany as a donation from the Soviet Government to the workers in the Ruhr.

¶In one year the Russian State Bank has built up a gold reserve of $10,000,000. This sum has accrued largely from the 5% discount charged on all foreign exchange. Foreigners can cash cheques in their national currency, but minus 5%. Even this is more desirable than receiving a cartload of Russian rubles. ¶The Council of Labor and Defence, according to the Economic Life of Moscow, has resolved, in the interest of protecting...

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