RUSSIA: $100 Days

When the Raymond & Whitcomb cruise ship Carinthia (chartered Cunarder) with 450 U. S. tourists aboard hove into Leningrad last week, obliging Soviet travel agents appeared, conducted them on a four-day tour (including Moscow) for which each paid $400. This figures out to a total of $180,000, but the Soviet press presently announced that the tourists actually spent $250,000. "One man from Boston," said Pravda, "paid our Government 25,000 rubles [$12,750] for a silver tea set which belonged to the Tsar." Buying began on the very landing pier in a specially...

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