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World: The Beard Arrives

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TIME

Fidel Castro suddenly shut down all cable and telephone lines between Havana and the outside world for 24 hours last week and secretly hopped a giant Soviet TUH4 jet for a nonstop trip to Murmansk.

At the airport to greet him was his old pal of the Cuban missile crisis last fall, Anastas Mikoyan. Waiting for him in Moscow was Nikita Khrushchev, who promised to show him off to his comrades in a tumultuous May Day celebration this week.

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