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A file of correspondence, reports, and speeches concerning developments in Soviet international relations. The documents contain a transcript of a speech given at the Twenty-Second Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union by Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader. This speech repeats the "stock Soviet themes" regarding the "decay of capitalism and the forward march of socialism"; suggests to the West that no concessions will be granted in the ongoing dispute over the future of Berlin; and states that the Soviet Union will soon test a fifty-megaton atomic weapon, which will be the most powerful ever detonated. During the speech Khrushchev also attacked Albania and Yugoslavia for straying "from the path of true Marxism-Leninism into the 'bog of revisionism'". The documents also cover relations between the Soviet Union and China; and a rumour that Khrushchev's policy of "peaceful coexistence" does not enjoy widespread support amongst the Soviet leadership.
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