RUSSIA: Hero's Return

On a chestnut horse, Marshal Semion Timoshenko, great organizer of Russia's World War II armies, trotted into Moscow's Red Square last week. He had not been seen in a big Moscow ceremony since the great parade celebrating the October revolution, four years ago. Last week he was back to lead the parade for the 35th anniversary of the Bolshevik seizure of power and to lecture the massed troops on foreign "warmongers."

Another infrequently seen notable, who had missed the last seven anniversary parades, also appeared: Joseph Stalin easily climbed 40 steps to the podium atop Lenin's tomb,...

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