Foreign News: Same Old Ways

History is being rewritten in Soviet Russia, but the system itself is not so easily revised. Despite First Party Secretary Khrushchev's assurances that things have changed since Stalin's death, his security police are acting much as they had done under the old Dictator. In Baku, It was reported last week, ex-Premier Mikhail Bagirov and three other leaders of the Caucasian Communist Parties had been summarily executed. The charge: they had been fellow conspirators of Police Chief Beria (executed 30 months ago). A more likely reason: Khrushchev & Co. still need scapegoats.

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