SOCIALISTS: The Flexibles

In its drive to bewitch and bother the West, the Kremlin is moving in more directions at once than fire in a hay barn. The latest Soviet maneuver: a determined trafficking with Western Europe's opposition Socialists.

Into London, in response to a longstanding invitation from a group of British Laborite backbenchers, flew a high-powered Soviet parliamentary delegation headed by gaunt, shock-haired Mikhail Suslov, 56, top Stalinist theoretician. He chucked babies under the chin, watched the House of Commons in action, and laid the inevitable wreath on the Highgate grave of Karl Marx....

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