Foreign News: The Voice of Inexperience

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The chimes of the Spassky clock have just struck the noon hour over Moscow. Some 1,300 members of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics are on their way to the Kremlin, walking down the Mokhovaya or the Volkhonka through the snow, or arriving by taxi. At the Borovitsky Gate, while fur-capped guards inspect their passes, they queue up—solid-looking citizens in fur hats and fur-collared overcoats, some in the uniforms of high-ranking army and navy officers, others in the picturesque costumes of their distant countries. Most of them...

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