Foreign News: How the Deed Was Done

Five months ago. when Nikita Khrushchev was engaged in mortal political battle with Malenkov, Molotov and Kaganovich, it was Marshal Georgy Zhukov who came to Khrushchev's rescue in a crucial session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Angered by this intervention, a civilian member of the committee, so the story goes, hotly demanded of Zhukov: "Have you brought your tanks with you?" Replied Zhukov: "If tanks are needed, I will lead them."

Nikita was grateful then. But from that moment on, Nikita Khrushchev must have known Zhukov had to be destroyed. For...

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