War And Peace

When she discovered that TIME was preparing a story on contemporary Soviet women, Raisa Gorbachev sent this unsolicited message:

/ The more we learn about the life of the peoples of our countries today, their concerns and their aspirations, the sooner we will have a better understanding of one another.

I retain warm memories of the meetings I had with American women in Moscow and Washington in December 1987. What are my impressions as a result of those meetings? Quite a number of differences stand between us. But I feel that they in no way hinder discussions of any problems that are of concern to us: how to preserve peace, how to make the life of every individual on earth...

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