Foreign News: Return Engagement

The first public appearance of Leon Trotzky since his "return from Elba" was at the opening meeting of this year's Federal Congress of the Soviets at the Grand Opera House, Moscow.

The faded War Lord was received in silence but, at the same time, there was no mistaking the fact that he was the cynosure of the auditors assembled to witness the elections to the Presidium or Standing Committee of the Congress, which, while the Congress is not in session, is the highest authority in the Union. Elections began. "Stalin," sounded a voice. Stalin stood up (cheers) and took his place at...

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