Foreign News: A Call on a Cold Prospect

While Khrushchev worked the East, another Russian traveling salesman. Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan, worked the West. On his way home from Castro's Cuba, Mikoyan was due to make a fueling stop in Norway. Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen politely invited him to have lunch at the Oslo airport. Mikoyan cabled back exuberantly: DELIGHTED TO SEE MY FRIEND GERHARDSEN AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT. I CAN STAY IN OSLO TWO DAYS.

The astonished Norwegian Foreign Office hurriedly arranged a program for Mikoyan, and wondered what important object the wily Anastas had in mind. In his first speech in Norway, Mikoyan declared that...

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