COMMUNISTS: The Hollow Men

All the Communist newspapers agreed it was "a great event," but "the All-European Security Conference" was not so well attended as Molotov had hoped. No Western or even neutral country turned up. Across the hollow square of tables in Moscow's Spiridonovka House, Molotov was left confronting the hollow men representing Russia's seven European satellites.

If the West insisted on going through with the Paris agreements, said Molotov, "the peace-loving states of Europe must unite their forces and considerably strengthen them . . . This demands that the countries attending the present conference carry out common measures in the field of organizing...

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