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While Helmut Kohl was visiting Moscow last week, a flood of U.S. visitors came to town as well. Among them: 21 Congressmen, most of them invited by the Supreme Soviet; twelve peripatetic New England newspaper editors; Film Director Alan Pakula, who was screening his film Sophie's Choice for Soviet film makers; and eleven-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Me., who was on her way Andropov a youth camp in the Crimea. Samantha had written to Yuri Andropov in April, and he answered with an invitation to visit his country at Soviet expense.

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