RUSSIA: The Tiddly Bear

First Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev was 63 last week, and like a-red-eyed Russian bear he barged through Moscow reception rooms with hugs and handclasps, slaps and swipes for his startled guests. At a party for Albania's visiting Communist Boss Enver Hoxha, he spotted tall, handsome Yugoslav Ambassador Veljko Micunovic. "There's no need to be hiding in the back of the hall," cried Khrushchev. "Come up here. Let's have a toast." Khrushchev bubbled on: "The Hungarian situation was pretty hot, as hot as Hungarian pepper, and added to this pepper was Egypt. But...

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