RUSSIA: Moscow Merry-Go-Round

"What about France?" asked a reporter. It was a Moscow reception for Norway's visiting Premier Einar Gerhardsen, and stubby Nikita Khrushchev, glass in hand, was in that merry-go-round mood again. He fairly leaped for the brass ring.

"France is a beautiful country," said Khrushchev, "and they are good people. But they cannot find the place in the world due them because they hesitate too much. I do not mind people who are for us or against us, as long as we know what they want. But I hate hesitation and uncertainty. The French cannot make up their minds."

"That's why France...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!