Norway: Reverse Response

The Norwegians had had enough of Nikita Khrushchev even before he arrived. Television had shown the Russian Premier touring Sweden and Denmark, had reported his boorish belittling of Danish farming and his sneering remarks on Swedish defenses. When he clambered onto the quay in Oslo, a ragged cheer broke out from assembled Iron Curtain diplomats—but not from the 3,000 curious Norwegians who had gathered to examine the visitor. One little old lady was moved to waggle her umbrella at Khrushchev and shout "Murderer" until a manners-minded policeman placed his white-gloved hand firmly over her mouth.

But, as always, Khrushchev on tour...

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