DIPLOMACY: Vance in Moscow: 'A Frank Discussion'

When Secretary of State Cyrus Vance walked down the ramp of his Air Force jet into the glare of spotlights at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport late last week, he was, symbolically at least, taking a mighty leap in the dark. TIME Correspondent Christopher Ogden, who arrived with the Vance party, cabled that Vance's welcome was warm enough: "He was greeted properly by his Soviet counterpart, Andrei Gromyko, and he and his wife were given the traditional bouquet of red carnations. They posed for pictures with Gromyko on a clear, 35° night and, after a short and inconsequential arrival statement, entered...

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