WEST GERMANY: Devil's Payoff

In Moscow last September West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer made a bargain. Longtime traffickers in human souls, the Communists offered to ship some 10,000 prisoners of war home to Germany, if Adenauer would accept one Russian. Like Faust's bargain with the devil, the deal was calculated to make

Germany only momentarily happy. Last week, as perhaps the last installment of prisoners came back from Soviet slave camps, Adenauer got his Russian: 53-year-old Valerian Aleksandrovich Zorin, first Soviet Ambassador to West Germany.

Softspoken, grey-haired Zorin has the diplomatic manner, often makes cracks about...

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