RUSSIA: The Old Woman

Only woman in the Soviet Union who gives Joseph Stalin a piece of her mind when she feels like it is spunky old Nadezhda Krupskaya, the Widow of Lenin. Several years ago she vexed the Dictator by demanding that Soviet schools be opened to every Russian child, even the moppets of onetime Tsarists, priests, capitalists and kulaks. According to a popular Soviet jest about Stalin, he roared: "Tell that old woman that if she doesn't shut up and mind her business, I'll appoint a new Widow of...

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