International: On the Flanks

Germany was the main point of attack in Russia's peace offensive, but there were also a couple of smart flanking movements southward:

Yugoslavia. Marshal Tito announced that the Soviet Union has requested an exchange of ambassadors. "Russia smiled on us," said Communist Tito, "but they will not blind us with the smiles. I personally can never believe 100% in the Soviet Union. I wait for them to show their intentions in practice. I do not believe in their words."

The fine words were largely for the West's benefit. Yugoslavia wants normal relations with Russia, and...

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