sociability just doesn't make sense to
And when I say "the streets" I don I
mean the sidewalks. A convention has
taken root, unsupported by any formal
law, that certain streets and squares of
the capital and other big cities cease to
be traffic thoroughfares on occasions
like the early morning of New Year's
Day. It seems that all Moscow's millions
throng these streets, both in the center
of the city and in the outskirts. Here
and there are concert platform [s| and
bandstands and illuminated streets and
Grampa Frost beaming down from a
height of anything from 12 to 40 feet;
but most of the revels arc- completely
, Groups of strangers — if "strangers
is the word — gather around one accordionist and join in communal dam
ing and singing. There is no letup
before the first dawn of the New Year,
but around normal breakfast time there
are depletions in the ranks of revellers.
[van is. of course. John; but what
about Ivanushka — Johnnie? New Year
is the high spot of the year for Ivanushka. It is the main present-giving
season and there are parties and special
performances for children in hundreds
of public halls and in factory clubs on
a scale you could find nowhere else in
the world. But then Ivanushka with his
longer future ahead of him, is always
considered the Leading Citizen of the
Soviet Union, especially so at this season
when thoughts are directed toward the
However, I think that the bc.-l present
for Ivanushka is the long-term planning
that is being done on his behalf.
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From the Communist uailv woltKKK.
Monday, November 8, 1954
Soviet Peace Aim Stressed at
Anniversary Parade in Moscow
MOSCOW, Nov. 7—Visiting delegations from abroad "have seen with then
own eyes that our people do not wan1
war," it was declared today by Defend
Chief Marshal Nikolai Bulganin, in '
speech marking the thirty-seventh a"'
niversary of the Bolshevik Revolution
Bulganin spoke at the climax of f
brilliant parade of Soviet troops, A^
Force and Navy units, and civilian5
before the red and black Lenin-Stalu1
Mausoleum in Bed Square.
Premier Georgi Malenkov and cigW
top government and Communist par?
aids reviewed the march past from atop
Bulganin spoke to 10,000 Sovi*1
troops massed in Red Square.
"The Army's and Navy's autu4
maneuvers, in which all means of arm''
Dnily 'WorVfr, \V» Yc.rk. Tbcer.Jay, TWriiilwT 2*. 19S4
Khrushchev Explains Wider Aims
Of Grain Expansion in Soviet Union
MOSCOW. Dec. 22. - Soviet
plans to 1 .tin production
aim al > all-around in
crease in consumer goods.
Fai fri m b* ing the result ol any
"crisis," they are tin* result ol
prices, rising wagi
an ever-increasing demand
re higher quality goods.
. fact which
. I nun .i recent ■ '.
I). Beroa] and
Mr. Nikita Khrushc]
\. viet < Communist
In his replies to the leading Brit-
.list's questions, Khrushchev
noted that there had been much
talk abroad about the seeming contradiction between Georgi Malen-
Ieov's statement at the L9th Congress ol the Communist Party that
n problem had been solved
and the recent decisions calling for
ii grain production and the
opening up ol new lands.
re is really no contradiction
here. J. V. Stalin and G. M. Malen-
Ight whi it they
said that we had sufficient grain to
satisfy the population.
"Our country had satisfied its
grain requirements. Now, too, we
are adequately supplied with grain
ve the necessary reserve.
Hut man lives not by bread alone.
His 1 lhe requirements imlirecliv
call tor greater production ol
"Because ol the rapid ecxmomk
development OJ the Soviet I'liion
• rising standards of its peo
ple during the past few years, the
demand tot a wide range ol goods
which hitherto we did not have in|
great quantities lias greatly m-
"Now that prices have been
Considerably reduced in the last
several jears, a slight shotI
foods is being felt iu spite
ol the tact that the output <>i all
these items has actually been substantially increast'd.
"The demand lor qualit]
has spread to the broad m
the population. It is our task to
satisfy that demand.'*
Ki uslit he\ went on to explain
that groin is in the final analysis.
the basic foodstuff, the basis ol
the pn ■' a mj other con-
To procure more grain, it has
been dr< ided to use the virgin
lands ol Kazakhstan and Siberia-
I tains suitable loi the
growing of grain crops."
These lands would provide lhe
cheapest grain, which could be
used hi huge quantities as cattle
' I lure is a Ukrainian sa; ing;
There's no prettier bird in the
world than a pork sausage.' By
tog our grain we wa»l to
i.Oi\ mote 'birds' oi that
kind," he told Prof. Berna).
To have used this vast area ol
rich fertile land earlier was beyond
the strength oi the Czars*
"Only now when a Socialist industry lias come into being when
Soviet engineering has reached Its
present dimensions, has it become
possible to put to use sucb vast
stretches oi land by employing a
comparatively small number of
■Khrushchev rejected the suggestion th mi asure meant
the abandonment or curtailment
of lhe work on irrigation projects.
"We shaH develop irrigation and
we are developing it wherever tin-
is ol the uk.West advantage for the
production of valuable crops -
vegetables, cotton, grapes. But thai
is not the thing to be stressed
He had a word for th.
used Soviet criticism of si
ings in agriculture foi their tf
**Wa do not indulj
llagcliati. n prompted b>
rep< ntana , We i rilicize ■
our 1 vet utives to acquire a am
understanding ol out weataC
winch Enables them to do
wink belter, and to oVfl
shortcomings more quickly.
"I here i an bi no question
crisis,' h« latt 1 d. dared.
COiiuttA the situation is m
but better than evei before-
r'sp of r
, "An e
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FACTS FORUM NEWS, February,