RUSSIA: The Fellow Traveler

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Wherever Nikita Khrushchev went last week, he had a shadow. Whether it was Paris, Berlin or Moscow, there at Nikita's elbow was the hulking, impassive Ukrainian, whose short-cropped grey hair and bulldog face were in dour contrast to his gleaming epaulets and the nine rows of gaily colored medal ribbons that adorned his chest. By no accident, the wrecking of the Paris summit coincided with the West's first close-up look at Rodion Malinovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union and Russia's Minister of Defense.

In time past, Nikita had kept his soldiers...

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