RUSSIA: Parties

Cheerful, suave, U. S. Ambassador William Christian Bullitt is too good a diplomat to say that he thinks the way to deal with Russians is to treat them like grown-up children. But in Moscow last week he gave what amounted to a children's "animal party" for grown-up Bolshevik statesmen.

The entire ground floor of the new U. S. Embassy was decorated for its first grand ball as a combination barnyard and zoo. Moscow's two best jazz orchestras blared near a frisky goat, four droop-eyed sheep, a cageful of songbirds and roosters. Two bear...

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