RUSSIA: Red Stars & Gas Masks

"I can't imagine why you should want to interview me!" Thus last week petite, blonde Paulina Semionova Molotova, wife of the Soviet Premier, greeted a newshawk who had tracked her to her new post as director of the Soviet Powder, Perfume, Rouge & Lipstick Trust (called "Tezhe" for short).

Bespectacled, statistic-loving Premier Molotov has been embarrassed lately by guarded criticism in the Moscow press of his beauteous blonde young wife's doings, still more embarrassed by Moscow gossip. Why, since the Soviet Union is again pinched by a...

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