Foreign News: Signals from Moscow

He sends us signals

And the people receive them.

This is a victory of the Soviet regime.

The way to far-off skies has been

opened.

And about this a star talks to another

In Russian, now.

—Yaroslav Smeliakov

in Komsomolskaya Pravda

All last week Nikita Khrushchev flexed his muscles and sent out signals in the toughest kind of Russian. For his main transmitter the exultant Soviet boss chose visiting U.S. Newsman James Reston, shrewdly calculating that as Washington bureau chief of the New York Times, Reston was in a position to give the message maximum amplification in the U.S.

"When we announced the successful testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile," Khrushchev...

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