On his well-guarded daily stroll in Moscow last week, U.S. Ambassador George F.
Kennan was stopped short by big posters announcing Russia's annual Red Air Force Day celebrations. The posters showed So viet warplanes attacking U.S. planes, and apparently they were drawn from real life.
One depicted the shooting down of a U.S.
Navy Privateer in the Baltic in 1950; an other, the Neptune bomber shot down off the coast of Korea last year ; the third was of Red fighters forcing down a U.S. cargo plane in Hungary last winter. The Krem lin has never directly admitted the shooting down of...