CANADA: Mixed Reception

Russia's touring farm experts, a surprise hit in the U.S.. got a decidedly mixed reception when their road show moved into Canada. Canadian government officials and farmers treated them courteously enough. But at airports and at hotel entrances, noisy groups of placard-carrying demonstrators, many of them immigrants who came to Canada as anti-Communist refugees after World War II, turned out to jeer and denounce the visitors.

Last week's angriest demonstration occurred in Winnipeg, where a group of Ukrainian-Canadians gathered at the gates of the airport when the Russians landed. When a car with four husky passengers drove out, the crowd...

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