Foreign News: The Heirs

Russians say: "Georgians live forever." Even so, Georgian Joseph Stalin was old enough (66) and tired enough to distribute some of his concentrated power among his subordinates.

On the Bolshevik anniversary, the Soviet press and radio played up three men: ¶ Viacheslav Molotov, 50, made the speech of the day (see above). Outside of Russia it is sometimes forgotten that Molotov's experience is not confined to foreign affairs; a crack administrator, he was Premier for eleven years until Stalin took the post over in 1941. The fact that Molotov's name followed just after Stalin...