RUSSIA: Lend-Lease

The Soviet Union has a social system of its own, but borrows from others. Last week it disclosed three borrowings: from idolatry, graven images; from capitalism, graft; from tribal jurisprudence, group punishment for individual guilt.

¶ Artisans at the famous Lomonosov Porcelain Works in Leningrad carried Soviet iconography to new heights with an eight-foot vase glorifying Stalin.

¶ From Moscow came the official announcement that an industrial purge, ranging from Leningrad to Tomsk (Siberia) was in full swing. Factory officials, whose activities ranged from coal mining to automobile manufacture, were charged...

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