RUSSIA: The Visitor

RUSSIA The Visitor

Only 14 years before, Nazi troops were probing to within 20 miles of Moscow, and behind them half a million square miles of Russia lay charred. Only ten years before, a sullen shuffle of a defeated, captured Nazi army marched on dismal parade through Moscow's streets. And now, with a rattle of drums, a blare of horns and the clatter of a goose-stepping honor guard, the leader of the new Germany was received in Moscow.

There was no suggestion of the intimidated, the vanquished or the bidden about Konrad Adenauer's visit. The Germans traveled east with a showy, if...

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