COLD WAR: The Thaw

Russia is now bent on thawing out the cold war. Last week the U.S.S.R. slowed down the Sovietization of their half of Germany. In Korea, the lines of peace were being drawn on maps while the war went bloodily on. In Vienna, the Russians relaxed their iron hand. In Belgrade, they made overtures to the heretic, Tito. They even confessed that in postwar policy they had made some "mistakes." All along the globecircling seam where the West and Communism rub together abrasively, the stagnant air of cold war began to stir with Kremlin...

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