Foreign News: How It Is with Russia

The anniversary speeches in Moscow (see above) were far overshadowed, in importance and revealing detail, by an other speech — made last August. The speech was delivered by Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. TIME Correspondent Craig Thompson got the text last week, and found in it the best report in years on how it is with Russia.

The Great Want. Kalinin's prime job is to interpret the people's reactions to Soviet policy makers and to sell Soviet policy to the people. Addressing a group of Communist Party organizers...

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