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Strong words about missiles as Kohl goes to Moscow

The Soviet Union used to be able to count on the single-minded eagerness of West Germany's Social Democratic leaders to pursue a policy of d├ętente with their Communist neighbors to the east. No longer. The Soviets got a close look last week at Bonn's first Christian Democratic Chancellor after 13 years of Social Democratic rule, and they did not entirely like what they saw. Helmut Kohl's 48-hour visit to Moscow turned out to be a bruising diplomatic skirmish that started...

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