RUSSIA: Tidying Up

RUSSIA Tidying Up

The center of Soviet power is no longer in the Kremlin but a half mile away in the three-story, pastel green and yellow Moscow building that houses the secreariat of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. There, behind a door bearing only the brass nameplate "Comrade Khrushchev, N.S.," the First Secretary has been tidying up the political battlefield following his sensational breakthrough of 1957.

At the year-end Plenum, Khrushchev moved a clutch of his secretariat juniors into the party Presidium in place of Molotov and other old stagers flung out in last June's big command scrap....

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