Diplomacy Maverick in Moscow

To mark closer ties, Greece's Papandreou visits the Soviet Union

Given his taste for political theater, it was just the kind of occasion that appealed to Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. Accompanied by five Cabinet ministers and two under secretaries, he paid his first official visit to Moscow last week. It was a four-day event that not only celebrated closer Soviet-Greek ties but allowed the Greek Socialist leader another moment in the spotlight as the maverick of the Western alliance. An element of dramatic suspense was provided by ailing Soviet Leader Konstantin Chernenko, 73, who has not made a public appearance in seven weeks. Only five hours before the scheduled meeting,...

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