THE NATIONS: This Way, Comrade Fly

Russia's proconsuls in the Balkans were doing a lot of serious commuting. Rumania's furiously fellow-traveling Premier Petru Groza, after stopovers in Belgrade and Budapest, went to Sofia, where Bulgarian Communist Premier Georgi Dimitrov received him with an old Stalinesque gesture (see cut) and a new-found sartorial nattiness. This week, Dimitrov himself journeyed to Belgrade, where he conferred with Communist Premier-Marshal Tito. Said Dimitrov on his arrival: Bulgaria and Yugoslavia are linked in brotherhood. A pact of "friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance" between the two countries was "contemplated in the near future."

These talks and travels were part of an obvious pattern...

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