RUSSIA: The Man in Charge

There could be little doubt who was boss now. The Georgy Malenkov who, without any advance notice, stepped forward to address the Soviet Union's Supreme Soviet last week, was plainly the man who was running the show. For an hour and a half in the Great Hall of the Big Kremlin Palace he laid down the law on everything from the price of milk to the prospects of peace. It was his first policy speech as chief of state.

The foreign diplomats and newspaper correspondents, looking down on the assembly from their semicircular loges, fastened most eagerly on one Malenkov...

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