SOVIET UNION: Kremlin Cover-Up on Watergate

To judge by the Soviet news treatment of Richard Nixon's fall from power, the former President was an innocent hounded from office by political enemies and the press. For months, Tass and Pravda completely ignored the scandal, presumably to avoid embarrassing Party Chairman Leonid Brezhnev, who had personally aligned himself with Nixon in negotiating d├ętente and who had three times held summit meetings with him. When the official press finally noted Nixon's resignation, it did so with such a mixture of fantasy and fallacy that an American would have a hard time...

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