Foreign News Notes, Jul. 21, 1924

On Jan. 1 of this year, there were 641,000 unemployed in Russia. By April 1, this number had increased to 1,400,000. Walter Duranty, able correspondent of The New York Times, estimated that there are now about 1,750,000. He said that the Government's policy of warring on the "Nepmen" (private traders under Lenin's New Economic Policy) was responsible for the situation.

Slating the Soviet Government for trying to kill off intellectualism in Russia, Le Figaro (Paris journal) said in part: "As if this were not enough, students suspected of Menshevism* have been expelled and finally, under compulsion by fanatical women, including the wife...

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