Soviet Union: Surprise: The Ayes Have It

As Chernenko gets another title, a younger leader's star continues to rise he Soviet people know Konstantin Chernenko as a staunch fighter for Communism and peace. He has shown remarkable qualities of leadership throughout his many years of service," and has devoted "all his knowledge to building the economy and defense potential of the Soviet Union." That was but one of the tributes to their new leader that the 1,500 members of the Supreme Soviet, the country's nominal parliament, heard last week as they gathered in the Great Kremlin Palace. Speaking in...

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