Foreign News: Last Mile

Hanged (as a special degradation), in Moscow, after a four-day Soviet show trial highlighted by fantastic confessions of murder, pillage and espionage (most of it true): Ataman Grigori Semenov, 56, last of the Soviet Government's great civil war enemies. Semenov, who since 1918 has harassed Bolsheviks in Siberia, Mongolia and Manchuria, was captured when the Russians overran Manchuria last fall.

Shot (as a special privilege): five of his codefendants; two others, one of them Prince Nikolai Ukhtomsky, 51, were favored (for no obvious reason) with long jail terms.

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