World: WHERE RUSSIA AND CHINA COLLIDE

ALONG the 4,500-mile border shared by Russia and China, there is no clearer natural dividing line than the purple-hued Tien Shan mountain range. Rising majestically to heights of almost 25,000 feet, the permanently snowcapped peaks separate Soviet Kazakhstan from the Chinese region of Sinkiang. One main pass through the Tien Shan range is called the Dzungarian Gates, named after the Dsongars who formed the left flank of the Mongolian army of old. Historically the Gates have been the passageway for Mid-Asian traffic between Russia and China. Last week the two Communist giants reported...

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