LONDON (Jun. 29)
The Moscow City Communist Party leader, Nikolai Yegorychev, has been ousted from that post for demanding that the Soviet Union adopt a more belligerent policy in the Middle East, it was reported here today from Moscow.
A brief official announcement said he had been “transferred to other work” without any details as to the reasons. However, rumors circulated in Moscow had it that the removal was a result of his demand in a Central Committee of the Communist Party meeting last week for a stiffer Soviet policy to help the Arabs against Israel. According to the rumors, Yegorychev argued his position with such vigor that proponents in the Central Committee of a more moderate line were infuriated.