RUSSIA: Retreat

One morning last week the Russian state radio canceled its regular programs, and for the next three hours droned out details of a great Moscow retreat. It was a 25,000-word document written by Russia's new No. 2 man, Nikita Khrushchev and it told the hitherto hidden story of Soviet Communism's failure to provide food for its subject peoples. Items:

¶ Although industrial output has increased 230% in Russia since 1940, agricultural production has risen only 10%.

¶ Under Communism, the people are getting even less meat and dairy foods than under the Czar. Russia's human population has climbed 50% in the...

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