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SOVIET UNION: Rubber-Stamping the Status Quo

Kremlinologists in the West have long speculated that Soviet Communist Boss Leonid Brezhnev would sing his swan song at this year's 25th Party Congress. Some...

CANADA: My Friend Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau has made it his policy to counter the "overpowering presence" of the U.S. by underscoring Ottawa's political...

Russia: Consumers' Budget

It took just 30 seconds for the Supreme Soviet, Russia's moot parliament, to dispose of the absent Deputy for the Moscow district of Kalinin. In two swift,...

Special Section: Aleksei Kosygin

Among our own experts Kosygin had the reputation of being more liberal than Brezhnev. I considered that a superficial judgment. As Prime Minister, he was in...

France: A Lively Robot

Discussing economics with a visiting Charles de Gaulle in 1944, Joseph Stalin once pointed out a young aide with a crew cut and mournful mien, and said: "I...

Pakistan: Consolation Prizes

The red carpet, band and phalanx of diplomats assembled at Rawalpindi's sun-splashed airport were in honor of a foreign visitor, but most of the crowd had come...

World: Cool Confrontation

In death, Ho Chi Minh last week achieved what had begun to look like an impossible feat. He brought Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin and Communist Chinese...

Russia: On Toward the Goulash

The factory manager has always been low man on the Russian factotum pole, the prisoner of planners who have dictated everything, from what he produces and where...

SOVIET UNION: And Then There Was One

"Slava, slava [glory, glory]," echoed the cheers in Moscow's cavernous Palace of Congresses last week. The words ironically hark back to an anthem of another...

Iran: A Profitable Trip

Iran last week celebrated Siezdahbedar, the 13th day of the Persian New Year, when evil spirits descend upon the cities and city dwellers flee to the...

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