Russia: Bringing Down Thunderbolts

Russia today is ruled by a collective leadership, and Westerners naturally wonder who is on top or who is fighting whom inside that group. Soviet authorities are extremely sensitive about such speculation, insisting that all is harmony within the Kremlin leadership.

They also do not like foreign correspondents who speak fluent Russian and develop a wide circle of unsanctioned contacts in Moscow. On those counts, the correspondent that has bothered them most of late is the Washington Post's Anatole Shub, 41, who has been in Moscow for the past two years. Last week the Soviets expelled "Tony" Shub from Russia.

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