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February 5, 1918

The record cold winter continues, the 7 degrees below is a killer, and has blocked New York's harbor. The Soviet government renounces their foreign debt, to outrage among the European markets holding the notes.  Lenin remarks the debt has "long since been redeemed by the blood of the Russian people."

Source: "Seven Below Blast Brings Death and Suffering; Ties Up New York Harbor," The Evening World, New York, New York. Page 1, Column 1.

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