Courtesy Reuters

A GENERAL census of the population of Russia, the second in the history of the country and the first under the Soviet régime, was carried out in the last half of December, 1926, except in certain remote regions in Siberia and Central Asia, for which a longer period was required. The only previous general census was that of 1897.[i] The recent census was conducted on a very elaborate scale; 150,000 enumerators were employed, and it is estimated that 4,500 people will be engaged for the next two and one half years in tabulating the returns. The total cost is placed at about 14,000,000 roubles ($7,000,000),

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