RUSSIA: The Sands of Time

In the spring of 1907 a shaggy, obscure Georgian Communist attended a congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party in London. Lenin noticed him, Trotsky did not.

Last week London admirers of the Georgian prepared to place a plaque on the house where he had stayed. But nobody knew the exact street address. To Moscow went an appeal for information. The Kremlin's answer: Joseph Stalin had forgotten too; it was somewhere in the Whitechapel slums.

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