DIPLOMACY: Festive Finale to the Helsinki Summit

From early morning until after midnight last Tuesday, Finnish President Urho Kekkonen practically camped at the Helsinki airport. Every 40 minutes or so, he dashed down to the tarmac to greet one foreign delegation after another as they arrived to attend the summit spectacular that marked the windup of the European Security Conference (TIME cover, Aug. 4). Fortunately for Kekkonen, most delegations showed up on time—and by air. But not all. In mid-afternoon Kekkonen raced into town to the railway station to shake hands with Soviet Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev, who had...

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