Soviet Union: Red Threat, No Sweat

Every Monday evening at 6:30, a pack of 60 to 70 perspiring foreigners could be seen jogging through the crowded streets of central Moscow, rubbing elbows and sometimes knees with startled rush-hour pedestrians. The runners, most of them Western diplomats, called themselves the Hash House Harriers, after a group founded by three fleet-footed Britons in Kuala Lumpur some 50 years ago. Following a run of 2½ to five miles, participants of the Moscow ritual would engage in beer and banter at a Western embassy.

The Soviet Foreign Ministry, however, has sent a note to foreign embassies complaining that the run...

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