RUSSIA: Sunshine in Our Hearts

President Roosevelt announced his recognition of the Soviet Union in the dead of a Russian night. The great news spread chiefly by word of mouth. Correspondents, unable to get Josef Stalin or any other Soviet bigwig to say anything, scurried around Moscow buttonholing Russians at random on the streets, reported that most of them beamingly commented "Ochen horosho!" ("Very fine!"). In the big Moscow hotels, the National and the Metropole, tourists who were dancing to the Russian idea of U. S. jazz when the news came in cried "Whoopee!", ordered more vodka...

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