RUSSIA: Think Before You Kiss!

Great moist smacking kisses are as Russian as vodka or borscht. A kiss is the festive greeting of peasant to peasant, irrespective of sex. And no Moscow merchant or lawyer would think of wishing his partner "Merry Christmas" without a buss on both cheeks. Soviet Commissar for Post and Telegraph Nicolai Antipov has lately been brooding darkly, intellectually on Russian kisses.

Last week a new set of cancellation stamps went out to Soviet Post Offices from Leningrad to Odessa. Postmen carried to astonished comrades letters postmarked:

Think Before You Kiss! (Every Kiss Costs...

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