RUSSIA: Coronation of the Czar

In the history-steeped halls of the Kremlin, where Czars were crowned, the 1,378 comrade Deputies of the newly elected Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. assembled amid all the panoply and portent of a Communist coronation. Kleig lights blazed down from the Corinthian capitals of St. Andrew's Hall; diplomats and newsmen packed the galleries, photographers jammed the aisles. At one minute past 5 o'clock, the top half-dozen Communist bosses entered from the side, led by bald Nikita Khrushchev with his two Orders of Lenin gleaming from his dark lapel. Joining Russian-fashion in the...

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