RUSSIA: Vydvizhenets

Ever since Joseph Stalin abolished the Politburo last October, the mystery inside an enigma (as Churchill once called it) of the Kremlin has only deepened. Who really administers the country now, the 36-man Presidium or the loman Secretariat (kitchen cabinet)? On the theory that it is the smaller, tighter Secretariat, Western intelligence agents and analysts last week were keeping an eye on a newly powerful figure in it, Nikita Khrushchev.

Khrushchev, at 58 a cold and colorless "100% Stalin man," has been given unfettered authority to discipline 6,880,000 members of the Russian...

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