Arriving in Moscow aboard an Air France plane, with a party of 60, including outriders and newsmen, France's Premier Guy Mollet made one thing clear at the outset: "France belongs to alliancesI would say even to a communityto which she will remain faithful."
After this little speech at the airport, the French party drove off in one set of black limousines, and the Russian hosts (Bulganin and Molotov, but not Khrushchev) in another. Soon Mollet found that the Russians too could be direct.
"Some of the most brutally frank talk I've ever heard," said Socialist Mollet, emerging from one session.
Midway through his three-day...