Poland: Hero's Welcome in Moscow

Jaruzelski wins a promise of Soviet aid—but at a price

It looked more like the return of a victorious national hero than the arrival of a troubled neighbor. Standing on a red carpet at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport last week, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev kissed the uniformed visitor on each cheek as gaily dressed schoolchildren offered bouquets of roses and carnations. General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's martial-law leader, then shook hands with the phalanx of Politburo members who had waited on the tarmac to greet him.

After a military band played both national anthems, an honor guard of several hundred Soviet soldiers marched past...

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