Premier of Soviet Georgia reported killed in crash

The prime minister of the Soviet republic of Georgia, Zurab Pataridze, was killed in a car accident Saturday, the official Tass news agency reported.

The Kremlin leadership gave no explanation for the unusual three-day delay in making the accident public. Mr. Pataridze, prime minister of Georgia since 1975, was a candidate member of the Communist Party Central Committee in Moscow.

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