Communists: Of Bathers & Borders

It was the silly season in the Sino-Soviet feud.

» Moscow's Sovietskaya Rossiya huffed indignantly about a large Chinese boat on the Amur River in Siberia that was deliberately swamping smaller Russian craft and splashing Soviet sunbathers on the river banks.

» Red Star protested that during a recent trip to Peking a Red army basketball team was victimized by "biased and incompetent" Chinese referees. Worse, the Soviet national anthem was not played, even though the Russians managed to win.

» A Chinese song-and-dance team in Moscow was fine onstage, said Sovietskaya...

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