RUSSIA: Convulsion in the Kremlin

Once again change convulsed the Kremlin. Moscow announced tersely that Marshal Georgy Zhukov, first soldier of the Soviet Union, "has been released from his post" as Defense Minister. Marshal Rodion Malinovsky, 59, was named in his place. That was all. There was not even the customary suggestion of "other duties" for the famed Red army leader.

Inner Alliance. At 60, Zhukov has already risen higher than any other professional officer of the world's most powerful army. The Soviet Union's most authentic popular hero, he is the general who saved Moscow, led the...

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