RUSSIA: Crusts on the Floor

Gareth Jones, a serious young man with glasses, arrived in Berlin last week after a three-week tour of the Ukraine. He had a dreadful tale to tell, and Berlin correspondents listened politely because serious Mr. Jones was once a private secretary to David Lloyd George, and before making his trip to the Ukraine he spent many a long hour learning to speak Russian—far more fluently than most Russian correspondents. Said he:

"I walked through the country visiting villages and investigating twelve collective farms. Everywhere I heard the cry: 'There is no bread, we are dying!' This cry is rising from...

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