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THE RUSSIAN SPIRIT.

One of the reasons for the ill-success of the Germans in their fight against the Russians is that tho war against Germany is so popular that tho whole of the people are in arms against the invaders. An instance of this was recently furnished'at Ivaugorod, whore, in consequence of tho reported advance of large bodies of German troops, it became necessary to dh' a great number of trenches and to con" struct hastily other field fortifications. Peasants from the neighboring villages volunteered for the work, and women and even girls assisted, digging sido bv side with their male relatives. This "work which otherwise would have taken manv weeks to accomplish, was fin'iMied in a, few days, to tho gre.it amazement of tho Germans. The Kaiser must understand by now that the task ho has undertaken is much too heavy. His troops have not only to beat the huge Russian armies, but to quell tho national aspirations of a nation of 150,000,0C0 people.

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THE RUSSIAN SPIRIT., Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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THE RUSSIAN SPIRIT. Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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