The Press: Foot Race In Moscow

To the five U.S. correspondents in Moscow, the meeting last week of Russia's Supreme Soviet was a quiet story—until Chairman Volkov stepped forward and read Malenkov's resignation. Led by United Press Correspondent Kenneth Brodney. the newsmen bolted for the door, raced down four flights of stairs, and ran across three large Kremlin courtyards to their cars. While they scribbled notes, Russian chauffeurs sped them over the city's slush-covered streets to the Central Telegraph Office. Brodney got there first, put through a phone call to London and scored a clean 19-minute beat in the U.S. with the news.

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