International: More Temblors

The Russian administrative setup experienced further quakes last weekend when the Supreme Soviet announced that the youngest member of the Politburo, Nikolai Voznesensky, 45, had been released as chairman of the State Planning Commission (head of the U.S.S.R.'s industrial production). This had occurred on the same day that Molotov and Mikoyan were released of their ministries. But there was a difference: Molotov and Mikoyan remained as Deputy Prime Ministers; Voznesensky did not.

Voznesensky was a protégé of the late Andrei Zhdanov. His removal may be explained by the death of his patron, or by charges made before the Supreme Soviet last week...

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