Czechoslovakia: Normalization, Almost

The Russian invaders have almost succeeded in "normalizing" Czechoslovakia to their satisfaction. Last week one of the few remaining and most popular of Alexander Duběek's reforms vanished when the government announced sweeping new controls on foreign travel. From now on, Czechoslovaks are prohibited from taking trips to the West "not conforming with state interests." So confident have the Russians become that they returned sovereignty over the country's airspace to the Czechoslovaks themselves. This means that Czechoslovak pilots will no longer need to obtain air clearance from Soviet officials for every flight....

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