RUSSIA: Paradise by 1956

The big new slogan in Soviet Russia is "Bring On the Consumer Goods." Ever since Premier Georgy Malenkov passed the word, with his talk of "smart clothes and elegant footwear" (TIME, Aug. 17), the vast engines of Soviet propaganda have been at work grinding out the tidings of a fuller and happier life for the citizens. Day after day, Pravda and Radio Moscow paint glittering pictures of a land of milk and honey, teeming with TV sets and People's cars. The new day will dawn, says Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan, some time in 1955—or 1956.

"Abundance." as the Kremlin calls...

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