COMMUNISTS: On the Right Hand

Russia's rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme Soviet, met last week in the great assembly hall of the Kremlin. At Stalin's right hand as he entered the hall was V. M. Molotov, who a week before had been "released" as Minister of Foreign Affairs. With Stalin, too, was A. I. Mikoyan who had been released as Minister of Foreign Trade. The three together were cheered. Also present, in a government box off to the side, was the new Foreign Minister, Andrei Vishinsky.

The arrangements buttressed the theory that Molotov and Mikoyan had not been demoted.

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