RUSSIA: Stalin's Stooge

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He is not a man anyone would choose to sit next to at dinner. His face is pale, round and expressionless; his cheeks are flabby, his chin is double, but his eyes are hard as carborundum. His stiff black hair looks as if it had been pasted on. He does not attempt to make himself agreeable. Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov is not what anyone could describe as a cuddly personality.

A prominent diplomatic visitor once described meeting him at a Moscow dinner: "My most vivid memory is the sight of Malenkov. It was...

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