AUSTRIA: Mission to Moscow

"Austria will be free," Chancellor Julius Raab triumphantly telephoned back from Moscow to Vienna. "We get back our homeland in its entirety. The war prisoners and other prisoners will see their fatherland again." The Austrian state radio burst into Strauss waltzes and victory marches. The little band of Austrians headed by Raab himself had had little reason to hope for such success when they took off for Moscow last week. For ten long years, and through close to 400 negotiating sessions, the Russians had blocked every Western move...

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