Diplomacy: Unsmiling Comrade

The Premier of Soviet Russia made the required pilgrimage this week to London's Highgate cemetery to pay homage at the grave of Karl Marx, the poverty-stricken, antisocial journalist who started it all. But Marx would not have approved of the company that Aleksei Nikolaevich Kosygin kept on his eight-day visit to Britain: it was far too typical of what he denounced as "capital enthroned."

There were talks of substance, but the substance was far overshadowed by the socializing. Kosygin, who was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Liudmila Gvishiani, 38, and his 19-yearold...

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