TURKEY: Soviet Cinderellas

Back in Moscow with elegant collections of capitalist evening gowns last week were the wives of the three Soviet delegates who went to Ankara for the tenth birthday of the Turkish Republic (TIME, Nov. 6).

Turks called them good-humoredly "Soviet Cinderellas." recalled that they were all dressed in dark, nondescript suits of no recognizable fashion when they landed at Istanbul with their eminent Soviet husbands, chubby War Commissar Klimentiy ("Klim") Voroshilov, ferocious-whiskered Cavalry General Budenny and jovial Commissar of Education Bubnov.

Waiting at the dock was svelte, Paris-gowned Mme Suritz, spouse of the...