The World: Soviet Thrust in the Mediterranean

NOW the spy will appear," murmured the signal officer of the cruiser Dzerzhinsky as the Soviet vessel cautiously approached the Bosporus on its voyage from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.

"What spy?" asked the man at his side, an Izvestia correspondent who was aboard the cruiser because Defense Minister Andrei Grechko, Fleet Admiral Sergei Gorshkov and General Aleksei Yepishev, the top political commissar for the Soviet military, were paying a visit to Moscow's Mediterranean fleet.

"The American destroyer," said the signal officer. "It always glues itself to us as soon as we pass...

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