JTNANIMOUSLY elected Premier of Russia last week, replacing Georgy Malenkov: Old Bolshevik Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin, 59.

Bulganin is a bureaucrat in marshal's uniform. Big and bluff, with a splendidly barbered goatee and a Goring's penchant for fancy uniforms, he looks every inch a soldier but has never actually commanded anything more than a squad of cops. Bulganin owes his rank entirely to Stalin, who used him to insure the Communist Party's supremacy over the army. Bulganin, all his life, has cut a fine figurehead of a man.

Early Career. Bulganin was born in the old...

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