"THE SEE-THROUGH MAN"
When Ambassador Brodny protested over the massive withdrawal of funds by the Vaszhins, Mrs. Vaszhin showed him the paper from the Supreme Central Committee which gave her the authorization. She instructed him to pay close attention to the signature.
Brodny was aghast, as well as impressed. "Did he really sign this?"
I think to have quieted Brodny's protests so completely, the note had to be signed by the Russian Premier.
At the time (February 1967), Russia was governed by the troike of Leonid Brezhnev, Alexei Kosygin, and Nicolai Podgorny. But Brezhnev probably exerted more power than the other two and finally made it official in the 1970s by ousting Podgorny and taking the title of the Chairman of the Presidium for himself.
Just a bit o' history spurred on by a TV series.....
HAPPY MAY DAY, COMRADES!