RUSSIA: Congratulations

During the last year, Russia's ex post facto craving to lead the world in discoveries and inventions has reached the proportions of a national mania. Not content with claiming the airplane, telegraph, radio and electric light as Russian inventions, Soviet propagandists have been staking out their claims in every branch of the arts & sciences. Among the many Russian scientists who "were discussing" evolution long before Darwin, say the propagandists, was the 18th Century scholar, Mikhail Lomonosov. Scientist Lomonosov was quite a fellow; he also invented the helicopter and developed the theory of conservation of energy.

Another unsung Russian genius...

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