RUSSIA: The Nyet Man

When Vyacheslav Molotov stepped out of the Soviet Foreign Ministry last June, the day before the ceremonial reception to Marshal Tito, the reason seemed obvious: as the man who had signed the letters that expelled Yugoslavia from the Cominform, Molotov was unacceptable to Tito. The fact that the Soviet leaders were willing to sidetrack Molotov after years of service showed that they attached much importance to winning back Tito. The man they pushed forward in Molotov's place was a burly, bushy-haired fellow with a mobile face, Dmitry T. Shepilov, Central Committee secretary and Pravda editor.

Shepilov's one claim to international fame...

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