Soviet National Purge
The growing tide of nationalism in the U.S.S.R. and corresponding increase of anti-semitisrn arouses speculations. as to the future of Litvinov.
Le Malin speaks of the arrest in Moscow of a comrade Raevsky, editor of the Journal de Moseozt, and close friend of the cornmissar for foreign affairs. This arrest forms the subject of much discussions in the foreign diplomatic circles of Moscow.
Le Malin asserts that hostility towards Litvinov himself has existed for some time within the governing body, and he may easily be the next to be thrown overboard, though it is doubtful the wily Maxim will allow himself to be entrapped and tamely return to Moscow when bidden.
He will probably be succeeded in the Red foreign office by the Paris ambassador Potemkin, a protege of Voroshilov.
Anti-semitic Comb Out
The Ntiremberg taunt has struck home, and Moscow replies to it by a comb-out of Jews and Georgians in the high Government posts, replacing them by Russians— this is to show that Russia's government is purely national.
A year ago Lazar Kaganovitch, Stalin's brother-in-law, was the rising star and expected to succeed Stalin. Now he has been brushed aside and Klim Voroshilov pushed to the forefront, every number of lsvestia displaying his portrait on the front page.