Russia: A Vote in Peace

His face was noticeably thinner, and his shirt collar sagged loosely around his neck. But no one had any trouble last week recognizing Nikita Khrushchev during his first public outing in a year. "How are you feeling?" someone asked. "I have been ill," he said, "but every one gets ill sometimes." As the crowd pressed in, a security guard angrily cleared a path, crying "Why don't you let the old man vote in peace?" At another Moscow polling station, former Deputy Premier Vyacheslav M. Molotov, whom Khrushchev ousted in 1957, greeted...

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