Soviet Union Staying in Line

After Ustinov, a safe choice

So biting was the cold in Moscow's Red Square that the crack battalions of troops standing at attention seemed to sway slightly as soldiers moved from one leg to the other trying to keep warm. Looking down from atop the Lenin Mausoleum, members of the Politburo of the Communist Party tugged at the earflaps of their thick fur hats and pulled their coat collars tight. They had braved -7 degrees F weather last week to pay tribute to the late Defense Minister Dmitri Ustinov and to witness the sealing of his ashes in a burial niche in the Kremlin wall.


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