RUSSIA: Bread & Iron

Russia's 125 most powerful Communists met in Moscow last week in a secret session lasting five days.

Though meetings of the Central Committee of the U.S.S.R. are almost never mentioned publicly, on this occasion all the resources of Soviet propaganda were thrown into publicizing the address of the party's publicity-minded first secretary, Nikita Khrushchev. To Russians, the news could not have been very cheering: the accent was on failures ori the farm and the inadequacy of Soviet industry.

Moscow newspapers were enlarged to print the full text of Khrushchev's analysis of Soviet weaknesses and particularly his remedy for correcting them. For...

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