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40,000 Against the Arctic: Russia's Polar Empire

40,000 Against the Arctic: Russia's Polar Empire

By H. P. Smolka

Morrow, 1937, 308 pp.

Here is the amazing story of Soviet penetration into the Arctic: the establishment of regular sea and air communications along the northern shore of Siberia, the creation of cities well inside the Arctic Circle, and the exploitation of the region's vast natural resources. Mr. Smolka, who is a correspondent of the London Times, recently returned from an extensive tour along this pioneer fringe.