RUSSIA: Snapshots & Salutes

Harrowing was the experience related last week by a young cameraman employed by Soyuzjoto, the State Photographic Trust. Assigned to picture Moscow's All-Union Industrial Academy, he had been ordered to "pick out and photograph some interesting student types." Boldly therefore the cameraman looked over both male and female students.

"You look interesting," he told a young woman who was bending over a retort, heating it gently with a darting Bunsen flame. "Just keep that pose and I'll snap you as you are."

Instead the young woman turned her back, sat down and began to write in...

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