RUSSIA: The Roots Are in the Way

However ignominious was former Premier Nikolai Bulganin's performance in publicly confessing error at last month's Central Committee meeting in Moscow, it was not groveling enough to satisfy his sometime globetrotting pal, Nikita Khrushchev. Unprecedentedly, Moscow last week published a stenographic report of the December session at which Bulganin demeaned himself.

Moscow's minutes, which sold out within hours, showed that after Bulganin admitted "joining" the "antiparty activities of Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganovich and Shepilov," speaker after speaker rose—obviously in a coordinated assault—to assail his confession as "feeble" and "unconvincing." Said Agriculture Minister Vladimir...

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