Russia: The Hero

As Premier Kosygin was flying to a cool reception in Turkey, all the adulation at home seemed to be going to his comrade, Party Boss Leonid Brezhnev. Ever since they toppled Nikita Khrushchev from power two years ago, Soviet leaders have rhapsodized about the virtues of "collective leadership" and ranted against Nikita's "cult of personality." Last week on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Brezhnev was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. In a rare event, his leonine likeness stared enigmatically from Pravda and special editions of the other Moscow newspapers. Was Brezhnev...

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