Russia: New Heir

As Nikita Khrushchev headed for Vienna, TIME'S Moscow Bureau Chief Ed Stevens reported that the Kremlin, where changes in the Soviet top command often happen imperceptibly, now had a new heir apparent. His name: Dmitry Polyansky, 43, a man the world has scarcely heard of.

The man generally ticketed as the anointed heir has long been ponderous Party Secretary Frol Kozlov, 52. Khrushchev himself told Averell Harriman in June 1959 that he had picked Kozlov as his successor. As recently as last April, Kozlov stood beside Khrushchev at the triumphant reception for...

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