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NEW YORK. May 5.'

The New York "Herald'* 1' London correspondent interviewed' M. SokoOoff, n Russian economist, who is a, Bolshevik and a. okise friend of Lenin. M. Sokoloff said that the Bolshevik regime was •unsuccessful because it failed to keep the Labouring classes disciplined./ The Government compelled the peasants to pay iilevies although it had been; planned tiat the levies should come from the bourgeoisie.' Land conditions had been allowed } '-to become, chaotic and the 'Government had failed to establish State . farms. Inefficiency and corruption among local Bolshevik authorities also contributed to failure. The', Lenin-Trosky Government was collapsing. !

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RUSSIAN AFFAIRS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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RUSSIAN AFFAIRS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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