Czechoslovakia: Dubious Detour

As the owner of a lucrative travel agency catering to Harvard students, Vladimir Kazan, 42, qualified for VIP treatment when he visited Moscow last October at the cordial invitation of Intourist, the Soviet state travel bureau. In fact, the Russians picked up the bill for his entire stay. But Kazan, a former Czech who had emigrated to the U.S. in 1955 and become a citizen, discovered that Communist hospitality can still be highly uneven. Returning to the U.S. via Paris, Kazan's Soviet Aeroflot jetliner made an unscheduled stop in Prague for what Czech authorities said was a "radar breakdown."...

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