EAST-WEST: And Now, Moscow's Dollar Diplomat

Leonid Ilich Brezhnev came courting the U.S. last week. Money and trade might be in the air more than love, but by East-West standards it promised to be an extraordinarily warm visit. Late Saturday afternoon a sleek blue-and-white Soviet Ilyushin-62 touched down at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. Out stepped the Soviet party leader, who was greeted by Secretary of State William Rogers and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Walter Stoessel. There were smiles and handshakes at the airbase, but no bands, no fanfare, no formal speeches.


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