International: Logs Moving

A room that held both Bevin and Molotov would never be mistaken for a college reunion. But after the table-thumping displays of bad manners at London, the air of sober, workmanlike cordiality at Moscow seemed reassuring.

Beetles & Buoyancy. The three Foreign Ministers had three meeting places. Significantly, the sessions grew more informal. First they gathered at a long, document-piled table in the big conference room of Spiridonovka Palace. Everyone had a gleaming white satin chair, decorated with embroidered gold beetles. Four days later they moved to a smaller, red-plush room, where the...

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