Soviet Union: Summit East

Moscow sends mixed signals

The quietly organized meeting seemed to have been planned as the Soviet bloc's answer to the Williamsburg summit. After all, if the heads of the six most powerful Western nations and Japan could use their conference in May to endorse NATO plans to deploy new nuclear missiles in Western Europe, the Soviets and their allies would want a chance to criticize the scheme in their own forum. But NATO members were in for a surprise. Instead of escalating the war of words, the seven Warsaw Pact leaders who gathered...

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