Kremlin Succession

Archive Report

Question Of Present Regime's Stability

More than five years after the ouster of Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, Western experts on Soviet affairs are still trying to determine exactly who is who in the Kremlin. Ever since Oct. 14, 1964, the day Khrushchev was thrown out, it has been widely believed that the collective leadership formed around Communist Party Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and Premier Alexei Kosygin would prove to be of a transitional nature, and that some form of one-man rule would eventually emerge. Although rumors of internal power struggles which might be the precursors of such a development have thus far remained only rumors, speculation in that direction has been encouraged of late by softening of the official attitude toward Stalin. A new edition ...

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