Russia: Tools of Understanding

To demonstrate its pique over the U.S. stand in Viet Nam, the Kremlin has put a damper lately on portions of the U.S.-Russian cultural-exchange program. The American Ballet Theater arrived in Moscow last June to an officially cool reception. After the bombing of the Hanoi-Haiphong oil depots, the Russians stood the Americans up at a scheduled Soviet-American track meet in Los Angeles; when U.S. swimmers came to Moscow, Pravda reported the meet without mentioning them. Last month American Jazz Pianist Earl ("Fa-tha") Hines's sextet, on an official tour of Russia, found its...

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