RUSSIA: Feast of Friendship

Busily fishing in Germany's agitated waters, Georgy Malenkov summoned his two chief East German puppets—Otto Grotewohl and Walter Ulbricht—to Moscow last week for a Feast of "Soviet-German Friendship." They were wined & dined in Moscow as no German has been since the days of Von Ribbentrop. In a sudden onrush of vodka, the workers' rebellion of June 17 and the puppet regime's consequent loss of face, were supposed to be forgotten. Malenkov toasted the East German regime as "the bulwark of peaceful forces of all Germany"; he promised to give it "full...

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