United Nations: Mission from Moscow


Crew-cut and impassive, Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin strode into the United Nations' glass house in Manhattan last week for the opening of the special session of the General Assembly. He listened with obvious satisfaction as the delegates quickly adopted the agenda—discussion of peace in the Middle East—and adjourned for the weekend, to commence serious debate this week. As the highest-ranking Russian visitor to the U.N. since Khrushchev's blucher-banging sortie in 1960, Kosygin was a man with a mission. Having failed to bail out their Arab client-states on the battlefields, the...

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