INDIA: The Competitors

Following in the Asian steps of those two jolly Communist gospelers, Khrushchev and Bulganin, a Russian evangelist of a different sort flew into New Delhi last week. Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan, an adroit Armenian trader, was greeted by Nehru in the midst of the Hindu spring festival of Holi, grinned in the standard circuit-riding Russian impersonation of a fine fellow as India's Premier smeared his forehead and Soviet Ambassador Mikhail Menshikov's face with vermilion in traditional observance of India's lighthearted Holiday. Then, with his 50 experts, Russia's No. 1 missionary of...

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