Foreign News: Gde Khozyain?

Snow melted as it fell and clouds lowered on Moscow's greatest anniversary celebration of the Red Revolution. Across the Moskva River an electric sign half a block long gleamed: SLAVA VELIKOMU STALINU ("Glory to the great Stalin"). Pravda said: "Thousands of [Stalin's] portraits swam over the columns of the demonstrators and his name, pronounced by millions of lips, went soaring above the harmony of the songs, above the powerful, continuous thunderclap of hurrahs."

But the man whom Russian leaders call khozyain (the host, the master of the house) was missing. Moscow said: "Gde khozyain?" London and Washington said: "Where is Stalin?"

Answers varied:...

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