Cold War: The Spirit of Moscow

At times it was almost more than Western veterans of many anti-Communist battles could bear. "Love," said Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow, "love and respect for other people is what we need." The love feast lasted all week. The beaming smile splashing across Khrushchev's moonface, the blunt, back-slapping peasant humor, the friendly-bear quality of the Soviet boss when he decides to be amiable—all these familiar traits were on full display in Moscow as U.S., British and Russian diplomats sat down to try to negotiate a nuclear test ban agreement.

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