RUSSIA: Laundrymen's Revenge?

Moscow's Izvestia and Boston's Christian Science Monitor have one editorial policy in common: Neither prints crime news unless there is some extraordinary reason for doing so. Moscow readers unfolded their copies of Izvestia last week and found themselves staring into the sightless eyes of a corpse, a middle-aged grey-bearded corpse in flannel underclothes with a cord and a leather belt knotted tight about his scrawny neck. Below the picture was a caption: "Who Is This Man?"

Very quickly telephones rang, messages arrived to say that this man was a Professor Ivantsov, mathematician...

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