BURMA: Polite Restitution

"As warm and hearty as the welcome of a friendly family toward a beloved brother," was the way tubby Nikita Khrushchev described the welcome accorded to him and his fellow-traveler Nikolai Bulganin on their recent visit to Burma. It was an impulsive way to describe the politeness with which the Burmese had borne the visit of the bad-mannered pair, who had used their hosts' most sacred shrines as soapboxes from which to hurl insults at Britain. But the Burmese were quick to make equally polite restitution.

The Russians were scarcely gone from Burmese...

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