Russia: New Successor for K.?

At four big Moscow shindigs in recent weeks, greying, square-jawed Frol Kozlov, 54, has been conspicuously absent. Could Kozlov, No. 2 man in the party and Nikita Khrushchev's heir-designate, be in trouble? Some Kremlinologists thought so. Their speculation finally prompted a 30-word "Announcement" on Page 2 of Pravda last week. "In connection with inquiries received," said Pravda, the party's Central Committee "announces that Comrade F. R. Kozlov could not take part in the May 1 festivities because of illness." The word in Moscow was that Kozlov, who missed the 1961 May Day parade because of heart trouble, had suffered...

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