Poland: Big Brother Is Watching

Gromyko flies to Warsaw on the eve of a crucial congress

There were no photographers on hand when Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko stepped onto the tarmac at Warsaw's Okecie Airport last week. The official Polish press agency reported only that "high party officials" had been there to greet the distinguished visitor. The low-key arrival of one of the Kremlin's most powerful leaders, a man widely regarded as a pragmatist rather than a hard-lining ideologue, was seen as a reassuring sign by many Poles. Said one Warsaw journalist: "It means that the Soviets...

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