Soviet Union Wooing The West

Wooing The West Gorbachev uses glitz to push glasnost

It looked for all the world like a Communist version of the old czarist days, when the most fashionable people of European society were entertained in % glorious style at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. There, amid the winter grayness of Moscow, was a mega-gaggle of the most famous Western cultural and scientific notables, appearing about as classy as one can in an avowedly classless society. But their sudden arrival was hardly because of a glitzy jet-set party. Rather, the celebrities were in town for a three-day forum grandly billed as a conference "For a Nuclear-Free World and the Survival...

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