FOREIGN RELATIONS: Red Flags & Black Armbands

All week long, Soviet Ambassador Mikhail A. Menshikov shuttled back and forth between his embassy on Washington's 16th Street and conferences at the State Department over Nikita Khrushchev's visit. A major general and a colonel of the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti, the Kremlin's secret police, gumshoed quietly across the country, turning up in such unlikely places as Des Moines and Ames, Iowa to check security angles at airports, hotels and along principal streets. The State Department gulped at the word from Moscow that the size of the Khrushchev official party had reached...

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