RUSSIA: The Horse's Mouth

In the midst of all the glad-handing in the supermarkets, the other face of Russia came through clear and cold last week from Moscow. It was the face of Nikita Khrushchev, confident, truculent, uncompromising, as he told W. Averell Harriman, U.S. wartime Ambassador to Russia, what he thought of things in a tone that Harriman—were he still ambassador—would have had to protest.

Fortnight ago. Khrushchev not only received Harriman at the Kremlin, but drove him out into the country for an intimate little dinner with Kozlov, Mikoyan and Gromyko. Last week an alarmed...

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