RUSSIA: Whoopee

Dictators have to sit lynx-eyed on the lid, have to stay home. But they have their proxies. Last year President Hoover honored Proxy Dino Grandi, pleased Dictator Mussolini (TIME, Nov. 23). Last week Turkish Dictator Mustafa Kemal Pasha sent two Proxies to Moscow and Dictator Josef Stalin supremely honored them by ordering the first Soviet reception ever tendered to foreigners in the former ballroom of Tsar Nicholas II the marble White Hall of St. George in the Great Kremlin Palace.

As Stalin's proxy, Soviet Premier Vyacheslav Molotov...

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