DIPLOMACY: The Elemental Force


"Nikita Sergeevich, I salute you on American soil," said the U.S.S.R.'s Ambassador Mikhail Menshikov at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. last week—and there he was. There on American soil was Nikita Khrushchev, short, bald and portly, wearing a black suit, Homburg and three small medals, bowing down the receiving line, accepting a 21-gun salute, parading past a guard of honor. There on his one hand stood his pleasant, shy wife Nina Petrovna, his daughters Julia, 38, and Rada, 29, his studious-looking son Sergei, 24, and a retinue of 63 officials...

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