COMMUNISTS: The Crimean Summit

It was quite a coincidence. The way Moscow tells it, the Communist Party boss of every nation in the Soviet bloc —with one notable exception—just happened to be vacationing on Russia's Crimean peninsula last week. Since they were all on hand anyway, even Mongolia's Yumshagin Tsedenbal, why not get together for a little fraternal talk?

The missing party chief was Rumania's independent-minded Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was sunning himself on his country's own Black Sea coast. Was he deliberately overlooked by the Kremlin, or did he refuse to attend what was in reality...

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