RUSSIA: The Sceneshifrers

For months Nikita and Nikolai, the Kremlin's stubby twosome, have been as busy as a brace of one-armed sceneshifters, dressing up and restyling Communism's raddled charms. They rearranged the diplomatic furniture, chalked out new guide lines, devised lulling offstage music. Last week they added some final touches. When the curtain rises on the foreign ministers' meeting at Geneva in October, the world will be presented with a scene of a Communist world beaming with good will, disbanding armies, releasing prisoners, withdrawing from foreign bases, sending cultural missions abroad and beckoning businessmen to its marts.

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