The Nation: Down, But Not Out, in Moscow

"If I were Brezhnev I'd say 'to hell with it' and go home." A Soviet diplomat in Beirut

As President Nixon made his happy progress through the Middle East, that remark probably summed up much of the anger and frustration felt by many Russian diplomats. In Washington last week Soviet officials indicated privately that Nixon's reception in Moscow two weeks from now will be more restrained than it might have been because of the Russians' displeasure over their eclipse in the Middle East. Ironically, the U.S. has gone out of its way to give...

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