RUSSIA: Books & Boss

After the execution last week of two of the late great Nikolai Lenin's closest friends and collaborators, Zinoviev and Kamenev, together with 14 others (TIME, Aug. 31), the Ogpu commenced a thorough search through the Soviet State Publishing House, the Moscow "House of the Book" and the State Institute of Soviet Encyclopedias. Envisioned by the secret police was the possibility that some of the heaviest tomes, reference books and general literature published by the Stalin Dictatorship and read by the whole Russian population may have been insidiously salted with "Trotskyism" and...

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