A Stable Island of Amity

The horse trading in Geneva over arms control may be going nowhere, but the Soviet-American negotiations at Tersk were a success. On a Soviet horse farm nestled in the foothills of the northern Caucasus, 70 Western horse breeders, half of them Americans, gathered with hard dollars in hand for the annual Tersk stud Arabian horse auction. The goods for sale were definitely low technology, and détente flourished. The buyers sat in a verdant paddock and listened as an auctioneer wheedled, cajoled and otherwise tried to nudge bids upward with capitalist determination. "What's the...

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