Communists: One-Third of the Earth

Shreds of morning mist drifted across Moscow as the first groups of delegates arrived in Red Square for the opening of the 22nd Communist Party. Congress. On one side, sunlight touched the golden onion-domes of the Kremlin's 15th and 16th century churches. On the other, it flashed from the glass-walled, modernistic Palace of the Congresses, where fluttered the red flags of the 15 "republics" of the Soviet Union.

The huge auditorium was filled to capacity. The delegates were impressed by their surroundings, and what impressed them most was that everything worked perfectly,...

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