TRIESTE: About-Face

To the surprise of almost all concerned, Russia's "new-look" promoters were even able to summon up kind words for the Western powers' Trieste settlement. Though the partition of the territory between Italy and Yugoslavia bluntly disregarded Moscow's insistence on internationalization and a role in Trieste's control, Russia's Andrei Vishinsky notified the Security Council that the Soviet Union "takes cognizance" of the Trieste agreement as one that "will promote . . . normal relations . . . and thus contribute toward a relaxation of tension." In his last words on the subject a...

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