Foreign News: NEW POLITBUROCRATS?

In recent weeks the Soviet press, describing honorary occasions, has repeatedly printed the names of three men at the bottom of an unvarying list of fifteen top Russians—the others being the twelve known members of Russia's Politburo, headed by Stalin. Nos. 13,14 and 15, who may soon be announced as Politburocrats, are: Mikhail Suslov, 49, newly appointed editor of Pravda, he travels in Europe on Cominform errands. Panteleimon Ponomarenlco, 49, also a member of the party secretariat; chief food stockpiler; former Premier of his native White Russia and billiard champion there. Matvey Shkiryatov,...

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