RUSSIA: Pulling Strings

Soviet aid. bragged Nikita Khrushchev during Nasser's visit to Moscow last month, is "peace-loving, selfless sharing" —and unlike U.S. aid, always offered "without strings.'' But last week the tugging of Russian strings was visible for all to see in every uncommitted capital of the world.

Because Yugoslavia's Communist Tito was getting out of hand with his insistence on "separate roads to Socialism" (TIME, May 5), Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko last week called in Tito's Moscow ambassador and coldly told him that Russia had decided to "postpone" for five years its entire $285...

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