THE State Planning Commission has published the control figures of the Soviet national economy for the financial year 1925-1926. This may sound dry and bureaucratic, but in the dry columns of figures and in the equally dry explanations of them, we can hear the glorious music of socialism in growth. Here, we no longer have conjectures, propositions, hopes, theoretic speculations ; here we have the weighty tongue of numbers, convincing even to the New York Stock Exchange. We will pause at these figures, at the most important of them, for they are fully worth it.