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WHY DID THEY CONFESS?

its peak. The country was demoralized. The government was in a state of paralysis. No one knew what the "big boss" was thinking. Not even Stalin's own lieutenants were sure that their heads would still be on their shoulders to-morrow.
The seventy high functionaries, haunted by fear and suspicion, assembled in the great hall of the Kremlin. They were ready, at Stalin's order, to fall upon one another to show their loyalty to the master. The three characters in this historic drama were Yagoda, Bukharin and Rykov. The deposed chief of the Ogpu, Yagoda, hailed so long as the "avenging sword of the revolution," was still a free man then. He was Rykov's successor as Commissar of Posts and Communications. He knew, however-everybody knew-that he was a doomed man.
Stalin spoke. He laid down the policy to be followed. The purge had not gone far enough. Heresy and treason had not been sufficiently rooted out. More trials were needed. More victims had to be found. There would be advancement for those who caught the hint. Fear and cunning was written on the faces of the seventy men. ~ Who amongst them will win in the scramble for the master's favour, the scramble for life?
Yagoda listened silently. Many a hateful eye turned upon him, inspired by Stalin's squinting and malicious look. Soon a stream of questions and accusations was poured upon Yagoda from all over the hall. Why did he coddle the Trotskyite reptiles? Why did he harbour traitors on his staff? One tongue vied with another in lashing out at Yagoda's political corpse. All wanted to be heard by Stalin, so as to convince him of their devotion and perhaps escape his fearful vengeance.
Suddenly, with a sepulchral calm, Yagoda turned

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