RUSSIA: Oranges & Sour Apples

Winding up his 17-day tour of the Soviet Union, President Gamal Abdel Nasser flew back to Cairo to assume command of the spreading Arab nationalist violence in the Middle East. Before seeing him off in a Russian jet airliner, the dictator of the Moskva hailed the dictator of the Nile for his "bravery, understanding and fearlessness before the colonizers," and pledged "all the help you need from us" in uniting the Arab world. At a huge farewell meeting for Nasser in the Kremlin, Nikita Khrushchev also boasted that with the launching of the new 1½-ton Sputnik III (see SCIENCE),...

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