World: Comrade's Farewell

One short year ago the great white marbled Hall of Columns in Moscow's House of Unions blazed with harsh floodlights for the trial of U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers. Now even the cascades of the crystal chandeliers were dimmed, hooded with red and white cheesecloth. At one end a string ensemble played softly. The great and near great of the Kremlin, including Khrushchev, took turns beside the flower-cradled coffin as a guard of honor. Long lines of clerks and students filed slowly by, many of them not quite sure who it was they had...

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