RUSSIA: For German Consumption?

The National Conference of the Soviet Communist Party met last week for the first time in four years, and all was not brotherhood at the meeting. The delegates heard a bitter speech by a member of the Central Committee's Secretariat, Georgi Maximilianovich Malenkov, admitting that Soviet industry had been slowed down by a top-heavy bureaucracy, buck-passing, lazy administration. Shops, depots, harbor and railroad works, he said, were suffering a "reign of dirt." Dirt, he said, is "the bulwark of capitalist traditions." It was interesting to note that Comrade Malenkov's sharpest criticisms...

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