World: THEY MIGHT AS WELL BE GHOSTS

THE peremptory summons from Moscow gave barely 24 hours' notice and demanded the strictest secrecy. Not even the flag flying over Hradcany Castle—a sign that the President is in residence—was permitted to be lowered. Most residents of Prague consequently assumed that all was normal. In fact, Czechoslovak's President Ludvik Svoboda and Party Chief Alexander Dubcek, along with three other leaders, had flown hurriedly to the Ukrainian city of Kiev for their fourth summit meeting with Soviet Communist Party Boss Leonid Brezhnev since the Russian invasion. Only after the session ended last week were...

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