RUSSIA: Soviet Smell

Propped up in bed with their breakfast trays and morning papers, sweet-smelling ladies were last week struck by horrid news: one of these days, when they buy one of the crown-shaped bottles of Prince Matchabelli perfumes or redden their lips with his lipsticks, they may be supporting the Soviet Government, helping toward the proletarian revolution!

No idea could have been more appalling to the late tall, bald Prince Georges Vasili Matchabelli. Georgian-born, like the marrying Mdivanis (but with the difference that his right to his title was never questioned), no Georgian prince was...

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