RUSSIA: How Are Things in Sverdlovsk?

While Nikita Khrushchev talks, the other 202 million inhabitants of the Soviet Union do their best to go about their daily business, living and loving, bettering their lot, and sometimes—with the skill born of long practice—outwitting bureaucracy. Last week's progress notes from Moscow:

¶ Bulldozers pounded through a pine grove on the bank of the Skhodnia River about 30 miles northwest of Moscow, leveling the site for the first of several self-contained "Sputnik [satellite] towns" designed to move both industry and workers from the congested capital. Total population of each Sputnik: 65,000....

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