In Moscow, Maybes amid the Nos

A Soviet spokesman's candid views on relations with the U.S.

It was a bad week for relations between Moscow and Washington. The official Soviet press denounced President Reagan's call for a "crusade" against totalitarianism in his speech before Britain's Parliament. After the outbreak of war in the Middle East, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev sent Reagan an implicit warning over the hot line.

To assess the current state of Soviet-American affairs, TIME Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott had a two-hour interview in Moscow last week with Leonid Zamyatin, a member of the Central Committee of the...

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