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
And about this a star talks to another
In Russian, now.
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...