ATOMIC AGE: Sensible Advance

Within a generation after Peter the Great imported a large group of picked Western technicians, Russia for the first time became a great power. A portrait of Peter the Great now hangs in Stalin's study— and Stalin has not forgotten the lesson.

In Göttingen last week, cheerful, bushy-browed Dr. Werner Heisenberg, a top German physicist and winner of the 1932 Nobel Prize, said that Russia had made a standing offer of $6,000 a year to any German atomic scientist who would work for the U.S.S.R.

"I was promised in addition," said Heisenberg, "50 pounds of fresh meat a...

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