Soviet Official Fired for Drunkenness

From Reuters

The chief of one of the Soviet Union’s top sports organizations has been fired for being drunk at work, an official newspaper reported Saturday.

In a brief report, Sovietsky Sport said G. Khromov had been fired as president of the Zenith sports association for “appearing at the working place in an intoxicated state.”

Zenith, made up of sports clubs attached to the defense industry, is one of the major national bodies run by official trade unions to provide facilities and supervise sports.