POLAND: Moscow Cracks the Whip

The new unions may be pushing their luck too far

It was, reported Tass, "a friendly working visit at the invitation of the [Communist Party] Central Committee and the Soviet government." Indeed, Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev was all smiles as he greeted his Polish counterpart, Stanislaw Kania, at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport last week. But the joviality was strictly for the cameras. Kania and Prime Minister Jozef Pinkowski had been summoned to the Kremlin for a down-to-earth strategy discussion of how the Warsaw government was going to deal with the demands of Solidarnosc (Solidarity),...

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