Mr Vladimir, First Secretary, had a drawing-room reputation as an agreeable and entertaining man.
The First Secretary observed this play of physiognomy steadily.
"One of the Vice-Presidents," Mr Verloc breathed out heavily; and the First Secretary of the Embassy raised his head to look at him.
The rusty London sunshine struggling clear of the London mist shed a lukewarm brightness into the First Secretary's private room; and in the silence Mr Verloc heard against a window-pane the faint buzzing of a fly - his first fly of the year - heralding better than any number of swallows the approach of spring.
The First Secretary of the Embassy, from his occasional excursions into the field of American humour, had formed a special notion of that class of mechanic as the embodiment of fraudulent laziness and incompetency.
"But tell me," he added with studied carelessness as if it had only just occurred to him, though the question he was about to ask was the chief motive of his visit, "is it true that the Dowager Empress wants Baron Funke to be appointed first secretary
He became first secretary
to and then part owner of a tile and brick factory, and in a few years made enough money to pay off all his old debts.
Saez Montejo was a UJC cadre while teaching history, and from there was promoted to Party cadre and provincial leader, first in La Habana and Sancti Spiritus, then back to La Habana as PCC first secretary
. He's been repeatedly praised in public by Raul Castro.
WELSH First Secretary
Alun Michael has failed to capture the imagination of young people, according to a new survey.
HAVANA -- Juan Carlos Robinson has been removed as first secretary
of the Communist Party in Santiago de Cuba province, one of the most important political posts in Cuba.
Alun Michael unveiled his plans to ease a town's traffic problems - then found himself with a parking ticket.
Welsh First Secretary
Alun Michael held out a last minute olive branch to dumped cabinet minister Ron Davies last night.