RUSSIA: We'll Let You Live

From first to last, Moscow's 21st Communist Party Congress was Nikita Khrushchev's show. It opened with his boast that Russia is first in the firmament, with its Lunik and its "mass-produced" intercontinental rockets, and his seven-year economic plan would make it first on earth. It closed with the cocky boss, an energetic 64, firing some of the roughest and rudest taunts that he has ever let fly at the West. In between, 86 Soviet delegates and 45 representatives of foreign Communist parties paid telling tribute to "the distinguished activity," "the tremendous organizing...

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