RUSSIA: Salaam Aleikum

At a Kremlin reception a top Russian leader said to India's Prime Minister Nehru: "Your Excellency, we Russians make very good friends and nothing can separate us, but we are bad enemies, too—quite ruthless." Startled, Nehru paused, then replied: "We have no enemies. If there are any, we try to make friends." In the ruthless game of winning friends and influencing policy, Russia had a slight edge over India last week. With cheerful intent the Russians had sent Nehru off on one of the most exhausting tours ever planned for a visiting dignitary. At...

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