Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, center, discusses political strategy with Communist country representatives in a UN lounge

The Soviet Union, which had seen Israel destroy or capture the jet fighters, tanks, and rockets it had supplied to the U.A.R. and Syria, then called for an emergency session of the 122-nation General Assembly to be attended by the heads of government. The Kremlin and the White House, using the Hot Line, conferred repeatedly…

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin

Communist leaders in Havana

Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin converse through an interpreter, left, during a meeting of the two Communist leaders in Havana.

Russia and Communist China

Russia and Communist China.

Chinese diplomats leave May Day ceremonies in Moscow, another sign of tense relations between Russia and Communist China.

Russia’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution

Kremlin's Palace of Congresses.

Russia’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution began officially on November 3, with ceremonies in the Kremlin’s Palace of Congresses.