RUSSIA: Bolshevik Prisoner

"She is much less sinister than her photographs indicate . . . She is so garrulous, so lovely a person . . . She is not my idea of an active Bolshevik. . . ."

It was jaded, world-traveled Correspondent Walter Duranty of the New York Times who thus described last week with sly enthusiasm the notorious Madame Borodin, wife of the Soviet Russian emissary to Chinese Communists, Michael Borodin. When Mme. Borodin was captured by Chinese anti-Communist troops near Shanghai (TIME, March 21), many a non-Communist thought, "Serves her right!" What...

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