Congo: Reading the Russians' Mail

A couple of Soviet diplomats got the kind of treatment in the Congo last week that many other countries have often wished but not dared to mete out to Red envoys.

Almost from the day of the Congo's independence in 1960, the Russians and their satellites worked doggedly to destroy what little stability the country had in hopes of getting a Communist faction in control. Expelled en masse after the demise of erratic Patrice Lu mumba, the Reds began filtering back into Leopoldville last year, notably to the towering eight-story apartment building that is both embassy and residence for...

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