EXCEPT for Khrushchev himself, no — Russian leader has a more fascinating future to watch than Marshal Georgy Konstantinomch Zhukov, newest member of the Communist Presidium, the only man in the top leadership to have made the Red army his full career, and his country's most authentic popular hero.

Born: Dec. 2, 1896, in the peasant village of Strelkovka, near Moscow.

Appearance: Stocky (5 ft. 6 in., about 200 Ibs.), trim, with an old cavalryman's stiff yet colorful swagger, a hard face that creases into an Ike-size smile. "A man of the earth," says the...

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