POLAND: Bravo, Americans!

Russia proved surprisingly cordial to Richard Nixon (see below), but Poland provided the most eye-bugging welcome an international traveler ever got.

Fearful that the Kremlin might take offense if Warsaw crowds treated Nixon too much more warmly than they recently treated Khrushchev (TIME, July 27 et seq.), Poland's Communist government had carefully kept quiet the time and place of the Vice President's arrival, and the Warsaw press said nothing about the route his party would follow into Warsaw. As further insurance, Polish Communists decreed that only 500 people would be allowed onto Babice...

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