GERMANY: Task Force to Moscow

When Konrad Adenauer steps out of his Constellation at Vnukovo Airport this week, he will be the first German Chancellor ever to visit Moscow. More conscious of the historic nature of the occasion than the Russians (who issued the invitation in June), the Germans a fortnight ago sent an advance guard to Moscow to arrange accommodation for a delegation of almost 150 people, and a villa with private garden for Adenauer.

A twelve-coach train, to be fitted with wide-gauge wheels at the Russian border, will bring Mercedes automobiles, a complete communications unit, and a host of cooks, chauffeurs, interpreters, archivists...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!