Kremlin Papers

January 1983
National Review;1/21/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p15
The article presents a memo of Comrade Georgi Arbatov to Chairman Yuri Andropov regarding the attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II. In his letter, Arbatov informs Andropov that the damage control is failing as indicated on the failure of Agca to die in the St. Peter's Square after he fired at the Pope. He cites several reports which made him conclude that the Western media had tried to downplay the Pope's assassination.


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