Foreign News: Center Shifted

How well can Russia take advantage of her size? Can she survive if European Russia is lost? These were questions that puzzled observers last week, as Russia fought desperately on her western borders.

Withdrawing into the vastness of Asia is no new idea to Russian officials. Since 1928, chief trend of the three Five-Year Plans has been to open up Siberia and the East. Designated for years as Russia's "Chungking" has been Sverdlovsk, 950 miles east of Moscow in the Urals.

> Job of the first Plan was to build a base of heavy industry far...

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