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On Behalf of the Friendly Bourgeoisie In Soviet Russia
by Louise Bryant
A fev weeks ago, Mr. Isaac McBride,
Itiirninff dirvl from IVtrograd,
Bv an astonishing mental berverseness, lin(.,.ilt ,n. stl,rv t- :l rather touch
conservative American papers have
for the last two vears designated those f . .ZlTZs
ior me ii . . . .ifh last drive Qfi Petrograd. At that time
unoer class Russians who joined with ' h
upper j thJl7 of the aid regime otfioers who
the British r the Jspenese or toe ,
me nnu.u f .-.!, in the tarviug and besu'ged city
pro-German Mannerhe.m forces agaiut ( t to ,he
tkcir own countrymen as "loyal" R:i , i;i,,,sjan officers fighting with the iu
sians As for that large percentage ;PM entionists Thev begged them not
of the old aristocracy an.) tin middle to continue any longer the war aKai.ist
class, either not interested in poH5" t!,, Sov,e,s' tn"v eUmed that th,s
.- wPfore accei.tina unv regime , form of government is the will of the
Russian iieoide and "we must bow to
ihat will."' Mr. McBride claimed that
73 per cent of the Tsar's officers are
now with Red Army.
The most interesting and dramatic.
'. , ; case of a Russian who had willfully
And vet the
Ml -d kisnell ami his subsequent sut-
. . v. e,..;.,t Re. !;'r':"- ,vas "r UK eai'
nan in me -.-
. . , , ,Mt f tain of aviation I met recently in
From their ranks are drawn most ot
. . . . i i, Seattle.
the technical experis ami uwn. r i
officers of the Red Army, as well t's
the teachers, doctors, and other pro-
without a struggle, and who certainly
could never he induced to take up
arms against Russia, under any eircun.
staces, they are not taken into con
sideration at toll or they are simply
called "adventurers
middle class played a moat important
fessional people.
Rariy the second mornig after my
arrival, the telephone rang and a mil
isical but agitated voice inquired:
'Arc von Madame who speaks on
Unfortunately, most of us learn only Russian Revolution!" And almost
by xperknee, and many Russians, af- ilt.tore ooutvl answer he hurried on,
tor the Revolution, who wore opP0'1," please don't say you cannot see ino,
to the New Order, had to live tor a ) is ,(,f,.,;v important
time outside of Russia before they :njf an(j important."'
tome to realize hew much they loved, 9m half-awake, I inqured, '
Ttusria. T remember several such wises MiVt!int t whom?" And witout
to America to
' ' For several
ival 1 suffered a
lapse. I remained
seeing anyone, n
I read and reaty
the revolution T rt
martyrs, the whol
At Inst 1 new wj
with the people.1
father, against
hitter against t
bargained for fo!
'. ' As soon as I
now and atone for
ty threw me not
said he would h
ven press-
even in the early months folioviiv i10 repe() "important
the overturn of the Tsar. At tbs A-
Im-he-to
toria Hotel, where f was living iu.
Potrograd, there were several officers
and their' wives, with whom 1 became
acouair.ted. They were ridiculously
scornful of every attempt of the revo
lutionists to build up a new nation.
Two months after the Rolsheviki
came in to power, they fled to Stock
holm. I met them there half a year
later, in the lobby of a fashionable
hotel. They were frantic to j:o back.
Their explanation is more easily un
derstood by Slays than bv Anglo-Sax
ons. Begging eagerly for every scrap
of news, they claimed that it was iui
possible for them to go on living is
Sweden. "We do not fit here, the
people are too cold. We weep ana
weep. Never mind, we can get used
to the Soviets, prchnps they will not
be so bad, and at least they arc
Russians. But to be exiled... that is
a living death! "
The clerk in the same hotel gave
ie his version. "They are all crazy,"'
he said. "I wonder why they came
here in the first place, for no sooner
do thev get settled in their ppartmenti,
than they ruin the peace of the whole
estblishment. Why, last week there
was a countess here and she had hyi
Hir!cs-nteit rrhrhtand htat an the
I told the captain to meet me at
liii"or and I will never forget him as
Ie stood in the doorway ot the rather
garish, too-new splendor oi the Hotel
Washington dining-room, in a ragged
h'ussian uniform, and cast inquiiiug
eyes over the dineis. 1 rose ami mo
tioned him and he came forwari.
hlii-died a little. "It does not tak.'
much'' he said, bowed and kissed my
band with all the elaborate politeness
of the old order.
We had scarcely seated ourselves
vhr n 'ie burst out excitedly. "1 have
killed two men'"
T confess T was absolutely aston
ished and could only stare at my com
panion, there wa a moment of sil
ence, then ho said. 'Shrll I continue."
I noded. Another silence, then:
"They were Bolsheviks. Do you still
want me to go on?"
With a good deal of relief 1 realiz
ed that i was not listening to an
account of a tragedy which had oc-
cured that afternoon, and T resented
the captain1 questions, so I replied
icily, "Please remember I'm an Am
eiicanporter and I can take no part
in vourlcivil war."
es searched my face. "But
d the revolution!"
in your civ
His eves
v on dejepd
In true Russian fashion he began
r.n introspective narrative, going back
almost to his infancy. His father had
ben a judge under the Tsar, and
faithful to his institutions. As i boy
be was aware that thousands were
seat to Siberia for their opinions and
he had seeu peasants flogged in tkn
pcllic squares. When he was four
teen years old he read "1'ncle Tom's
Cabin" (Harriet Beecher Stowe's sto
ry is very popular in Russia) and it
gave bin ft" i'lea. If slavery was
wroiii, it was also wrong to be cruel
to the peasants One day he said to
his father, "Why don't we change
our government so that all the poor
will be happy and we will not have
to beat the peasatns any more!" Ho
was too young to comprehend his fa
ther's resultiug utitrollable fit of an
ger. For the first aud only time iu
hi life( his father1 struck him. Aftor
that a strict watch was kept on l1s
reading and on lis associates. So cai--1-fiillv
did tiny guard him that up
to the time of the March revolution
he 'had nevr come into personal con
fact wife any of the revolutionists.
lie attended an ansiocintic sliool, i was" over a veil
am1 when the war broke out he be- gine ny agontn
came an aviator. The news of the 'could nnlv retfi
overthrow of the Tsui seemed as un
real as a dream. But in his heart
ie was happy; instinctively he felt
tha there would be less misery. At
that time he was on the Ri:a from
and fni nearly half a vear bji life
went on unchanged, lie worked lor
'he Soldiers' Committees with the
tyiie earnestness and honesty that lie
had worked for the Tsar. lint all
the officers did not take so kindlv
to the new authority. Some of his
bnst and oldest friends began planning
a epiinter-revolntion. lie was not iu
their confidence, but he heard whis-
jpers of their ples. A terrible night
came when they were aresled and ile
himself was included. As they were
marched nway, ;he soldiers murmured
among themselves. The evidence was
obvious that the soldiers were in
favor of shooting the officers at once.
Hut the Committee decided to send
'hem to Kiev for trial.
PJov was the home and the birth
place of the captain. Sad and awful
was his homecoming. Strange thoughts
an though his mini! as he walked
those fajniliar streets, under guard. As
tl.e procession came to one of tht
tunnel-like pntranees from certain
ttreets which lead to the warf, the
idea of escape first entered his head.
To use bis own wards:
For .lays a8Wv" T tied. After
all sorts of harder """"ths .
tort, .red thoughtsjl arrived in Semi
omiv's territory. JWhat 1 saw there
will be brandei Of mv heart force, r.
Oh. my poor Rns, that such a mon
ster should live torment her! Semi
onov offered me 4 Pmfe his :u'"1,
higher salary M&lTank. 1 I'lcaded il
lness and 1 was iiweed ill. I was sent
perate.
ths after my ar
evere nervous enl
n my rooin neve
going anywhere.
Kveivthing abcut
the lives of the
long struggle. . . .
e I stood. I was
was ayainst mv
Tsar. 1 was most
traitors who had
ipn bayonets.
strong again I
About Russia.
By Arthur Copping.
Here is another slender scrap of tes
timony, telling against the side sup
ported by all available witnessen. Be
thinking me T should have oecasiou to
"e Russian money, J asked a refugee
family if they had brought any with
them,
"Yes," came tne answer. "1 have
Ruminations of a Rebel
The plaintive appeals of the farm ! There are at present about an even
crs for aid in solving their Mculiar dor.cn political parties in the field and
problem the securing of help- -pro- j others are being organized at the rate
duces a broad smile on the fact of ! ot one a month. Some scrimmage, eh!
those given to subjecting present day J Mos of the candidates will represent
conditions to analysis They all stag capitalism with divergent views re
the same song of inability to cultivate . soecting its administrative policies. But
their acres by their own labor, and one will hold aloft the torch of oeo
nll join in a chorus of criticsm against ' nbthk enlightenment and voice a dc-
vent to the Russian Consul. 1 told
him mv story. I sid T must go ba. k
service to Hussq
man. T could b
good aviator, tl
bed 'U'uiv 1 at
studying. That
to go mad. I
tiiis kiowledsie
of New Russia,
rake my life."
"Often T find
invself. Von seel
screami.ig, cruel
White forces gff
un be:dde my
'lown and cannot
I who have killed
ny crime. He near
of his office. II.?
me arrested. That
o. You can ima-
m suspense. It !
could be of sou i
T am nn educated
teacher. I am
need eyes for th.-
pways rending and
low I rranased not
to myself: "All
ill lay at the feet
1 sav take it and
hard to discipline
cannot bear you-
Ms. Everv time the
a small victory I
I walk up and
kind rest or peace
Mr brothers, I who
few thousand Kerensky and Bolslie jlhe agricultural worker who prefers j mnnd for a new order of society. Mil-
to sell his labor power to the in- lions of workers will respond to that
dust rial bosses because of higher wages j demand even though it be expressed
and greater opportunity for social through the personality of a prison
enjoyment. Tt does not occur to :.he inmate. Oene Debs within p rison walls
agricultural employer that the long j will speak and the multitude will
hours which still prevail on the faun hearken to the voice eyingin the
may possibly be one of the reasons j wMderncss of capitalist oppression. The
for the loss of this much desired help. ! signs of the times
vist rubles, but I am not parting with
'.hem. We want money for our maid
who came away when we did, but
now wishes to return.
"Is her family there'?" I uked
"No," came the reply, "she is all
alone in the world, but on second
thought she does not like leaving
Russia."
Here, then, at any rate, was one
person for whom Bolshevist rule pos
tesed attraction.
Then T heard Yudeniteh's officers
mention as an obligation vesting on
patriotic Russians that they would
hav e to shoot all the Bolshevist com
missars, and that every Communist
shotiTd be (executed. Talking with
Nicholas Klisbko. the Bolshevist Sec
retarv at. the Peace Congress at Dor-
Time was when the "hired inam " eon
tentedly accepted the fourteen hour
day without question. He now prefers
to work eight or nine hours in the
factory. His former employer has no
just cause for complaint. His erstwhile
wage slave, in transferring himself
from the farm to the shop is merely
following a very natural inclination
to improve his economic and social
condition. Age-old "economic determin
ism" runs rampant throughout capital
fet society. The employer hires labor
how
murdered men figtt'ng for liberty!'
"How do you Ae?" T asked bin;.
He looked -doWnl'tt his shabby clo
, bes and said "I 2a '1 a ring of consi
derable value whicf1 had btlonged to
my dead mother. I c,ir(' s!'e would
want me to dothat if she could
have known. Nd, does not take
much T live in th( shadow. I studv
and wait."
"Why should I make myself ridi
culous by defending a revolution
against one of the worst tvrannies
waRs of her room. One day she dis
appeared, leaving a note that Raid
rhc cone home to her 'dear, snfferiu
country.' Her trunks and her jewels', that ever existed? No," I said, "my
were forgotten, and we have no ad-! purpose in lecturing is to beg of my
droes. Russians here claim that she! countrymen to lift this inhuman Al
lied food blockade, i ask it as much
fov the good of America as for Rus
sia. We cannot destroy women und
children without destroing ourselves."
He beamed with understanding.
"Yes, yes, you have the right idea,
now I will confess everything! "
meant to walk nn foot from the bor
der, disguised as a peasant. And she
was nearly sixty!" Tf this dear old
"adventuress" ever reached Moscow,
she probably ' became bead of a hos
pital or took an important post in a
People's University.
' ' 1 felt. T had no chance in the Ttj
buniil because my companions were
certainly guilty. At the thought of
such a disgraceful death, a panic sei-
r-1 me. You know how ;
Russians. We get our lives. I roni
membered that my revolver was still
on my hip. T drew it and suddenly
shot my two guards. At the moment
the rest of the procession had just
disappeared in the tunnel and before
they realized what had happened I
bad fled."
When I left
cime to see me
oftf
seemed quite cheerf"1. irn(l eVM1 3kc.i
ine. because 1 toidl
loved Moscow fot
ty. Not in the
ovc Nw Yqt
.ttle the captain
On the way h?
me. Elft
bim how much 1
ts color and beau
saine way that 1
exlaincd, became
-...'mMt.iit. i
pat. 1 asked
held authority in Russia today, lie
answered that there were approxim
ately 100,000 and as to the number of
Communists he believed the strength
of the party S not far short of
1,000,000.
This representative of Bolshevist
Russia confirmed the reported good
treatment of children, hut as to the
overfeeding of children he shook his
head.
"No child goes without food. No
child's food has to be paid for. But
children do not get as much to eat
as they ought to, and other persons
go definitely short."
With his hands he indicated the di
mensions of tho daily bread ration.
"Just one jolly big slice," I sug
gested. "Yes," relied Klishko, .... has a
knowledge of idiomatic English, "and
not so jolly big either."
He said assurance had been given
many times that, provided she be left
in peace to develop her internal af
fairs. Soviet Russia would honor the
financial obligations incurred by the
former Russian Government.
augur ill for the
bourgeoisie and their political hench
men. When the American Legion in De
troit, at the behest of the "best
citizens" of that city, broke up the
meeting of Bill Haywood there was
.,p expectation of remonstrance from
the Detroit Federation of Labor. Was
not Haywood at the head of a rival
industrial organization, and what was
more reasonable than to expect the'
Federation to applaud this wallop ad
ministered to a common enemyf Much
to the surprise o f the Chamber of
with the view to exploit it. The wag-:
mauy commissars slave cannon be blamed tor avaibntr commerce however. Hint nntrrecrntinn
, ' -BB'-S"
himself of every opportunity to minim-1 of promoters of lawlessness were noti-
America is
other," he an id
1:. ii uning, "and Russia it vouk, sweet
heart. It is a pleasant way to feel
nbout a foreign country. For mo
there is only my mother."
.lust as the con&IUjtor called, "All
aboard!" the enptafal burst into sud
den hysterical weeping. He clung to
me like a little bojt "You see how
it. is with me," he fobbed, "you soe
how it is my boflV is hr? and my
soul is in Russia! 'jK
' "
PLAN TRADE WITH RUSSIA
BACK FROM SIBERIA
The truth about Siberia is slowly
coming out.
It is very interesting to us, because
the most of it is favorable to demo
cracy, and it confirms also the news
that has been printed in the Union
Record for the past year news, the
opposite of that carried in the private
press.
Here is William H. Planert, who
reached his home 5431 Adams street,
Chicago, January 24, 1920, after
serving fourteen months in Siberia
He was a sergeant in the 27th Infant
ry and spent most of his time 2(000
miles west of Vladivostok. He con
aiders the Siberian expedition a fail
ure from every point of view and
particularly so in that it played a
part in helping a gang of "bloodthir
sty cutthroats Kolchak, Semenoff
and Kolmokoff." He says:
Kolchak
Inst the czar over again: the worst 'except the old nrfbility would be ben-
The best of them,
was
of them were simply cruel murderers.
Kolmokoff shot eleven people in our
town because somebody said they were
Bolsheviki. We tried to prevent
the murders, but they took the poor
people away and killed them.
It was American money, British am
munition American ammunition and
guns, Jnpanese soldiers and French
nnd Italian forces thut kept up tho
bloody war for nearly two years by
helping Kolchak, Semenoff and Kol
mokoff. Semenoff was the pet of
Japan.
When Sergeant Planert was asked
about the Bolsheviki, he said:
So far as I could learn they sre
very good people. Those fighting the
bolsheviki are just the old czar over
again. the DoisneviKi come in ana
take over all property and administer
it for tho benefit of all the people
From what T heard tho people in 9i
beria are convinced that everybody
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It will guarantee future curtoons as good as this one.
(fitted bv a bolshevik administra
tion.
SeruciMit I'lanert's report confirms
the reports brought to America by
bouse Brvnnt and Ravinond Robins
ind others( whose reports have found
space in our columns: and these
believed in government circles.
How long are the people going to
believe the private press of privilege!
O
FARMERS WAKING UP ACCORD
ING TO THIS
I once was the tool of Oppression
And as green as a sucker could be;
While monopolis banded togother
To beat a poor hayseed like me.
The corporations and old party Bosses,
Together did sweetly agrco,
They thought thero'd be little trouble
, In working a hayseed liko me.
At every election they fed me
With taffy as sweet as could be,
But when they elocted their ticket
They forgot a poor hayseed like me.
They sold themselves out to the bankers
And thought it would bo a fine
"Spree"
To steal all the ureen backs and silver
And rob the hayseeds like me.
They went into league' with the Devil
For tho sake of a high license fee
But never a cent of the profits
Has come to the hayseeds like me
But now I have roused up a little
And their greed and corruption I 3ee,
And my neighlnirs an waking around ino
And I find that we hayseeds agree
And so we have formed an Alliance
From Oppression ire 're bound to be
frco
And (
ho ticket' we vote next election
New York. There is a great de
mand, on the part of American bus
ines men to do business with Russia
and not to be crowded out of the
fieei by Europeans, is evidenced, ac
cording to Emerson P. Jennings, Chair
man of the Executive Committee of
temporary organization, of The Amer
ican Commercial Association which has
been organized to promote trade with
Russia, by nearly a hundred letters
which he has received within the last
few days urging that evcrvthing pos
sible be done to bring about a re
sumption of trade.
umption of trade. The Executive Com
mittee will reort this mornig on the
attitude which Secretary of State Lan
sing hns taken toward the movement.
Commenting upon these letters, Mr.
Jennings said last night that many
of those firms already have in hand
orders from the Soviet Government,
and that he had had confidential in
formation yesterday from London that
English firms are now receiving gold
from Russia, that it is being deposited
in London banks, and that shipments
are being made against it. Moreover,
he said, the Soviet Government is now
advertising in London papers for bids
on contratc.ts for the development of
slate mines along the Volga from
which oil nnd tar arc to be extracted.
Those developments, he insisted, mado
it incumbent upon the American bus
iness man to protect his own interests
and see that others do not VemPl
the field.
ize his exploitation. Wonder if any
farmer ever thought of solving the
problem of help by limiting the area o'
hia farm to the number of acres h
could cultivate by his lonesome' Nope
That would eliminate all prospect pi
profit, which is unthinkable to the
bourgeoisie.
1 am not a prophet endowed with the j
gift of foretelling future events, bur
I am willing to gamble on the certain
ty that afther the election next Nov
ber there won't be enough of the
Democratic Party left to merit recog
nition. It docs not require extraordin
ary powers of d iscernment to correct
ly diagnose the present state of the
public mind. Even the most conser
vative -those who have hitherto ah;
cepted without question, the lyin.1
s! ories in the daily papers and even
sanctioned the unlawful acts of tor
rorism forv which the Democratic ad
ministration is responsible are bq
cominjj alarmed nbout their own safetv
if the present saturnalia of persecu
tion is permitted to continue. It is
just dawning on their minds that an
il ss a halt on lawlessness is called they
may come down to breakfast soni"
morning and discover that their prized
fled that a reeerrence of suppression
of free speech and public assemblage
would be met, if necessary, by armed
force bv the Federation that if tho
citv administration cannot prevent
hoodlums from terrorizing, the people
the Federation would aiflkc the job '
It will be inieresienig toTiote the re
sult f the next 'shiveree" pulled
off by the Legion. Will the Federation
rnfeke good its threat or content it
self with passing another "we de
plore?" There is a possibility that tho
Federation perceives in the Legion
t! menace to its own interests, in which
event drastic action may be expect
ed. The fact that a notice was sent
to the Chamber of Commerce is a
lecognitmn of its culpability. Even this
degree of enlightment evokes congra
tulation and inspires hope of eventual
labor solidarity.
Even the capitalist daily papers are
commenting on the stupendous pro
fligacy of the government. Congress is
lavishly appropriating 'millions for
this, that or the other purpose but
lonbtless with a view to distributing
the "pork" which will he returned in
campaign contributions. Tho pctt.it
bourgeoisie are loudly denouncing this
eTiravagance, and predict blink'ruptcy
by governmental decree. These arc they
wLo are goina; to see to it that the
Democratic administration gels it
where the ciheken got the ax. More
power to their elbows.
By the way, indications aTe not
wanting to presage the greatest po
litical melee this year that ever hap
poned in this or any other country.
Thero will be so many candidates for
president that the nientaly of the vot
ing sovereigns of our democracy wi'l
be taxed to the limit to make n choice.
frr the nation. You are needlessly
alarmed, gentlemen. Tsn't the Depart
ment of Internal Revenue working
overtime collecting tnxes? And if they
fall shorty can't Congress pass a sup
plemental bill to increase the govern
mental income? Besides, are not the
resources of our great country illimit
able And are there not millions of
patient, plodding, industrious working
mules to wrest from nature unlimited
products? Some people would kick if
they were being escorted to the elec
tric chair.
The Boston Tea Party.
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the Boston Tea Party with the fol
lowing words: "If there is anything
in human life that is dignified and
grand, it is tho self-restraint of
masses of men under extreme per
secution: and from this point of viow
the Boston Tea Party will always ra
main a typical instance of what is
majestic and sublime."
Ono eai not but recall the words of
William Pitt in the British House of
Commons when he replied to Qeorge
Crenville on the 8lnmp Act: "The
gentleman tells us America is ob
stimte. America is almoct in opo.i
rebellion. Sir, I rejoice that Amer
ica has resisted! Three millions of
people so dead to all the feelings of
liberty as volutarily to submit to be
slave would have been fit instru
ments to make slaves of all the rest."
No list of the members of the Botson
Tea Party ,has come down to us. But
there is evidence . show that ffnong
those "lawless" Indians were John
Hancock, signer of the Declaration of
Independence, Joseph Warren, killed
in command of bis troops at Bunker
oppreiwen welled in the hearts of tho
people. Every school boy yearned for
M chance to imitate these defenders
of liberty and strike a blow against,
tbe usurpations of King George.
Of course some British historians
have condemned the Boston Tea Party
as an act of lawlessness; and occasion
Uy we find some American, of Eng
lish parentage or sympathies, taking
the English view. Even Woodrow Wil
son in hio History of the American
People (Vol. II. pages 168 nnd 185)
speaks of the Tea Party us a "mob
led by a South End tough.'" The re
doubtable John Adams, however, an
other President of the United Statos,
vhose son also became President, and
whoso family record of public service
is unsurpassed in American history,
exclaimed when he hoard of the direct
notion taken by the Tea Party; This
is the most magnificent movement of
oil. There is a dignity, a majesty, s
.-ubli uiiv in this last effort, of the
patriots, that T greatly admire. This HWi and the immortal Paul Revere,
destruction of the ten must hBve so Rnth wero tho mon who in 1778 met
inportant consequences and so lasting, ,the aggressions of their govern
that T cannot but consider in an epoch ' mnl with direct action and set an s,
to the blind and doddering dotards of
a svstem that mankind the world over
has condemned and whose destnetion
to certain within a few decades.
Hcr ia a tonst we propose for Col
Foreman and the Legion to drink at
their next meeting dare they do
it I
"Down with aU tyrants, profiteers,
grafters and political self-seeker!
America for the American People, not
for the filsef actors of wealth! "
Isn't that a patriotic tosst, Col.
Foreman!
Oh, yes; but that tonst would not
please the blood fattened plutocrats
who finance the American Legion.
Real Democracy.
in history."
Professor John
oTDmple of determined1 resistance to
Flske of Harvard tyrany which for 150 years has beea
College, the most brilliant, the mostan inspiration to rebols and revoln-
profound, nnd the mott accurate ..fjtlonlst the world over.
A ni ri -nn historians, ends his essay u PERIiEY DOE.
WEEKLY MEETINGS
50 So. Howard St."
Akron Ohio.
FEB. 20th TOM LEWIS OF CLEVELAND.
ATTEND THESE MEETINGS.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED.
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