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Kremlin Hotline Marks 40th Year

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Kremlin Hotline Marks 40th Year

Kremlin Hotline Marks 40th Year

Kremlin Hotline Marks 40th Year

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The famous red "hotline" phone that connected Washington and Moscow through much of the Cold War turns 40 years old today. The link was designed to build up trust between the two nuclear rivals. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.