World: Kissing Mood

Nikita Khrushchev bounced back into Moscow like a man who felt he had carried off all the marbles. "That tireless herald of friendship and cooperation among nations," as Pravda called him, had not been so gay since he gave up heavy drinking. Flying direct from Vienna, he arrived just in time to greet Indonesia's wide-roaming President Sukarno, whom he presented with a car and a six-foot bronze statue of a Soviet sportswoman. Next night Khrushchev brought all the top Soviet brass to Sukarno's 60th birthday party, held on the lawn of the Indonesian embassy.

As a band struck up a Caucasian lezghinka,...

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