Prague: Return of the Liberators

When Czechoslovakia last week celebrated the anniversary of its liberation from Nazi Germany, it found itself occupied once again—by the country that "liberated" it in 1945. To compound its embarrassment, Czechoslovakia had to play host to the man who was ultimately responsible for ordering Russian invaders into the country in 1968: Soviet Party Boss Leonid Brezhnev.

On his first visit to Prague since the occupation began, Brezhnev brought along a high-powered Soviet delegation, including Premier Aleksei Kosygin and Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. The Czechoslovak regime that succeeded exiled reformer Alexander Dubcek (see...

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