POWER POLITICS: Try, Try Again

When seven deputies of the convening Supreme Soviet last week introduced a motion inviting Foreign Commissar Viascheslav Molotov to deliver a speech at their last session, Moscow's foreign correspondents and foreign diplomats suspected that something important was up. When the Foreign Commissar accepted the invitation, they were sure. Soviet deputies rarely if ever issue spontaneous invitations, and Foreign Commissars certainly do not agree to talk out loud without first talking it over with Joseph Stalin.

On the night that Comrade Molotov rose to speak the Kremlin was jammed with important personages. The...

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