Russia: East Side, West Side

The Chinese Communist Party Congress had hardly convened in Peking before the Soviet Union started a harsh new propaganda drive against Mao and his followers. The Soviet denunciations widened the already huge gap between the two rival Communist powers and demonstrated the Soviets' deep fear of the erstwhile ally.

In their bluntest ideological attack yet in the 9½-year-old Sino-Soviet dispute, the Russians finally gave up all pretense of trying to effect a reconciliation with their Asian comrades. They have now brusquely read them out of the international brotherhood. "The Communist Party of...

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