Communists: A Do-Nothing Congress

COMMUNISTS A Do-Nothing Congress

To many of the 6,000 comrades who swarmed into Moscow last week for the 23rd Communist Party Congress, getting there was hardly fun. The Rumanian delegation, led by Nicolae Ceausescu (TIME cover, March 18), was forced to land in Kiev; Czech Party Boss Antonin Novotny had to wait 16 hours in Leningrad for the Moscow fog to lift. Once they arrived, the delegates wandered the city like conventioners anywhere, clicking pictures of the Spassky Gate, shopping at GUM, or lining up to peek at Lenin, whose tomb was banked in flowers and bedecked with...

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