Czechoslovakia: An Eminence from Moscow

Invited, unexpected and unwelcome all at the same time, Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin flew into Prague last week to have a look for himself at what is going on in Czechoslovakia.

Only three days before, the liberalizing regime of Alexander Dubcek had announced that Kosygin would not be accepting any time soon its invitation to him to visit Czechoslovakia.

Plainly taken aback by his decision to come, the Czechoslovaks at first announced that Kosygin, as though he were any idle jet-setter, had merely slipped into town for a "short holiday" and a dip in...

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