Russia: Consumers' Budget

It took just 30 seconds for the Supreme Soviet, Russia's moot parliament, to dispose of the absent Deputy for the Moscow district of Kalinin. In two swift, silent shows of 1,400 hands, without a single dissent or abstention, the assemblage in the Kremlin ratified Nikita Khrushchev's dismissal by the party Presidium last October as First Party Secretary and Premier. But except for a change in style, the Khrushchev spirit was very much present.

More Fanfare. His successor as Premier, Aleksei Kosygin, delivered the state-of-the-Soviet-Union speech in 80 minutes, unrelieved by Khrushchevian corn...

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