Administrators at Work

Scott, John
November 1941
New Republic;11/17/41, Vol. 105 Issue 20, p654
Focuses on the administrative system of the Soviet Union. Description of Russian foreign minister Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov's speech which he delivered several days after the signature of the Soviet-German Pact in August, 1939; Acceptance of the fundamental change in Moscow's foreign policy by a body of peasants, workers, engineers and functionaries; Appreciation of the administrative system of the Soviet Union; View that the Soviet people had learned to accept the decisions of certain higher bodies on basic issues with total unanimity; Information on the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, a body of thirteen; information that the basic political decisions originate in the Politburo; Information on Osaviakhim, an organization of twelve million members whose function is the preparation of the civilian population of the Soviet Union for total war; Accomplishment made by Soviet Union by the elimination of enemy fifth-columnists; Resistance offered by the Soviet Union to German attack of any nation yet involved in the war.


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