RUSSIA: To Rear Communists

The first big snow of the season hit Moscow last week. It soon began to melt and turn to slush. In spite of the slush, young Muscovites turned up coated and booted in several of the city's squares where wooden platforms had been laid for dancing. The gala occasion: the 30th anniversary of Russia's Komsomol (Young , Communist League), the elite, junior grade, of the Soviet Union.

No Postoffice. The Moscow festivities were the windup of a month-long celebration of Komsomol accomplishments in which praise and exhortation were about equally mixed. Aram Khachaturian's...

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