Two brothers want to find out if Soviet Russia is really like the propaganda they hear in the West. They decide that the older brother will go to Soviet Russia to see for himself and write back what he sees. However, since the letter might get censored by the Soviet government, they decide that if the brother is telling the truth, he would write in black ink, if he is lying, he would write in red ink.
A few months later, the older brother sends a letter back. The letter is in black ink.
“My brother, everything we hear in the West is a lie. Soviet Russia is a great country, everyone is free and happy. The foods are abundant and everything is great. They have everything here, there is no shortage of anything. However, unfortunately, i havent been able to find any red ink.”