Foreign News: Bad Bookkeeping

Before an assembly of the Central Commission of the Communist Party at Moscow, M. Stelmachovics, Soviet Secretary of Finance, presented last week an alarming sheaf of figures bearing upon the recent increase in embezzlements committed within the Soviet Union.

Said M. Stelmachovics: "The rapid economic recovery of Russia during the past twelve months has been attended by an enormous increase in the number of cases of embezzlement and graft reported by the police. . . . At Moscow such crimes have increased eleven fold in twelve months, and in the provinces the figure is...

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