RUSSIA: The People's Trust

Across one-sixth of the world's land surface, the dictatorship of the Soviet proletariat campaigned for re-election last week on a platform of peace, bread, and four more years of all-out effort to "catch up with the West." In snowbound Lettish villages, in orange-scented Georgian watering places, in Uzbek desert oases, the same red-and-white signs marked the local "agitpunkt" campaign headquarters for the 1,364 unopposed candidates running for election to the Supreme Soviet. At rallies everywhere candidates, including the country's top bosses, blared campaign promises as if they really needed votes.

The Partly Full Dinner Pail. Old Campaigner Nikita Khrushchev addressed 14,000...

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