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insistence. For many years Artusov has maintained the friendliest relations with Yagoda."
And now Sloutski struck his main blow.
" I ask you, Artusov, where did you live? Who lived opposite you?-Bulanov? And is he not now among the first batch arrested? And who lived just above you, Artusov?-Ostrovsky. He too is arrested. And who lived just beneath you, Artusov?-Yagoda! And now I ask you, Comrades, who, under prevailing conditions, could have lived in the same house with Yagoda without enjoying his absolute confidence?"
Stalin and Yezhov chose to believe both Artusov and Sloutski, and in due course destroyed them both.
Such was the character of the intensified, or great, purge, that began in March 1937. The Soviet Government became one gigantic madhouse. Discussions like that I have described took place in every department of the Ogpu, in every unit of the Bolshevik Party, in every factory, in every Army regiment, on every collective farm. Everyone was a traitor, until he proved the contrary by exposing someone else as a traitor. Men of prudence sought obscurity, reduction to a clerical position if possible-anything to avoid importance and get out of the limelight.
Long years of devotion to the party meant nothing. ' Even protestations of loyalty to Stalin were of little avail. Stalin himself had given the slogan: "A whole generation must be sacrificed."
We had grown reconciled to that-to the idea that the old must go. But now the purge was attacking the new. I was with Sloutski one night that spring, and we talked of the number of arrests since March 350,000, we thought, possibly 400,000. Sloutski spoke bitterly.
"We are really old, you know. They will take me.

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