RUSSIA: Kak Vsegda

The Soviet Union's best display of what it calls a "people's democracy" is the annual budget session of the Supreme Soviet. Deputies, elected on a one-party, one-candidate ballot, assemble to rubberstamp a budget. Last week in Moscow, the show was put on again.

Stalin was up front, on the tiered dais which faced the assembly. He walked in with his customary slow, firm, dignified tread, wore his customary beige uniform with the wide, red, single-starred marshal's shoulder boards. His appearance? Reported TIME Correspondent John Walker, who was there: "I only hope I can look as well if and when I reach...

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