If Josip Broz Tito thought that Joseph Stalin had reached the top of his voice, he had heard nothing yet. Last week, amplifying earlier charges that Yugoslavia was mistreating Russian nationals residing in Yugoslavia, Moscow loosed a 3,000-word blast against Tito that was enough to make the marshal's formidable wolfhounds dive whimpering under the nearest bed.

The Moscow note cited specifics which would seem familiar to many a Russian citizen who never left home:

"Soviet Citizeness Strelkach, who was thrown into a Belgrade prison in March of this year, was summoned every night...

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