Alexander S. Panyushkin, Russia's Ambassador to the U.S., was in a rare, talkative mood. He told newsmen who had gathered outside Dean Acheson's office that he was "supremely happy." What about? The pale-faced ambassador looked surprised that the reporter hadn't already heard; he was going back to the Soviet Union, leaving the U.S. "forever." It was the most positive statement Panyushkin had made in his 4½ years in the U.S.

To replace Panyushkin, the Russians last week proposed Georgy N. Zarubin, until last week Soviet Ambassador to Great Britain. Zarubin, who first came to the U.S. in 1939 as assistant...

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