RUSSIA: 15th Birthday

The job—the colossal job—of celebrating the Soviet State's 15th birthday last week was diligently done all over Russia. but nowhere with such zeal as in Red Moscow. For a whole week there was no food shortage. The State released at moderate prices thousands of tons of canned goods, butter, candy and other luxuries. To help feed more than 1,000,000 Russians who marched all day across the vast Red Square, while 1,000 marching bands blared Red music, the Moscow Soviet spent 4,000,000 rubles (nominally $2,000,000). Because Russians love nothing so much as...

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