RUSSIA: Bark on the Wind

Before a gathering of Soviet agricultural workers and farm experts in Leningrad last week, Nikita Khrushchev, the busy boss of all the Russias, admitted that he could not do everything at once. "Even Chekhov's hero," said Nikita, "unscrewed only one nut before he started on another." But having only just started the huge job of decentralizing the whole of Soviet industry, Khrushchev was ready and willing to take on the biggest and balkiest of all Soviet troubles: the farm problem.

"Comrades," cried Khrushchev, "successes achieved in agriculture and good prospects for its development permit us to set and solve a...

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