RUSSIA: Design for Constitution

Until last week the All-Union Soviet Congress was scheduled to meet next month and adopt a new Soviet Constitution (TIME, June 15). Abruptly this date was postponed to Nov. 25 and citizens throughout vast Russia were invited to send suggestions for improving the Constitution's draft text. As it stood temporarily last week, Russia's proposed new charter aimed to correct such abuses as the Soviet's present suppression of free speech and freedom of the press, spying upon citizens' mail and failure to provide either universal suffrage or secrecy of the ballot. Chairman of...

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