RUSSIA: Nest of Murderers

A 19-year-old high school youth fired a revolver six times, in Warsaw, last week, and threw the Soviet Government into a state of such excitement that the official Soviet newspaper Isvestia soon accused Chancellor of the British Exchequer Winston S. Churchill of directing a secret band of assassins pledged to exterminate Soviet officials. Isvestia added, explanatorily: "London is a nest of murderers." Soviet War Minister Clemence Voroshilov declared: "The British maintain a band of murderers and brigands in our country." What banal and sordid crime provoked these flamboyant charges?

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