RUSSIA: Spy Season

Beating the drums for the approaching showcase trial of U-2 Pilot Francis Powers (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Moscow's propagandists sent Russia into its worst case of spy fever since Stalin's time. Day after day the Soviet press hammered away at the insidiousness of foreign influences ("I began to have unhealthy thoughts as a result of my enthusiasm for jazz"), reported with horror fresh cases of foreign visitors "caught" spying "under cover of the mask of tourism." After years of pleas for greater cultural exchange with the West, the Kremlin now seemed alarmed over the impact that this summer's 15,000 U.S....

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