(DELETED) PRESENT USSR ATTITUDES TOWARD CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Created: 5/10/1968

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CURRENT "JSSR/CZECHCSLOVAKIASI 3ELATI0HS:

A. R SHOWS TWO FACES TOWARD TSS CR QUESTION.

THE OFFICIAL REACTION IS NOT BAD, BUT THE UNOFFICIAL FACE IS

ONE UN WHICHISIBLE" PRESSURES AGAINST THE NEW CR LINE

IS BEING APFLUD. THESE INCLUDE THE SOVIET PRESS (KETCH IS

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THE CONTROL OF TEE USSR LEADERS FT?), TEE THREAT OF ECONOMIC PRESSURE, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE CF VARIOUS TYRE3 HJCLUDEIC HOSTILITYORE VOCAL AND OVERT MATURE FRCM POLAND.

SUCH AS THESE WILL INCREASE AND COWTIBUE

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ILITARY MEASURES.

SOVIET INTENTION IS NOT TO OVERTHROW THEHI? BUT TO FORCE THE CR TO MODERATE SCME OF ITSACTIONS WHICH ARE INIMICAL TO THE USSR. USSR BELIEVES UNRESTRICTED DIGGING UP OF SO-CALLEDCRIMES OF3 PERIOD IS HOT ONLYTHE USSR 3UT OF THE ENTIRE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT, ANDHISTORICAL RESEARCH SHOULD BE CONCLUDEDAY THAT

NO SHADOW COKES OVER TEE KREMLIN.

NEW CR LINEISKY ONEOUNTRYCLOSE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND MILITARY TIES TO TEEA SKAKEY SITUATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THEMATTER HOW WELL THE SITUATION IS HANDLED AT BOTHCR SHOULD GO SLOWLY, BUT IT WILL CONTINUE ON THE NEW

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