International: Forecast

Germany is where changes in the Russian attitude toward the West often become apparent in practical policies. Last week the Russian attitude was stiffening like a wet sheet in Berlin's icy wind. Some observers guessed that the Soviet's local representatives were laying groundwork for the Moscow conference. They noted that the new intransigence followed soon after Lavrenty Beria's visit to Berlin last month.

Policeman's Mission. Who is Beria? The known facts of his life could be handily engraved on a police badge. Beria is one of the 14 members of the all powerful Politburo;...

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