RUSSIA: Hungry

Was big Russia talking peace with tiny Finland (see p. 19) partly because last week the Soviet Union was again approaching famine?

In past years Soviet famine news has proved too dangerous for Moscow correspondents even to smuggle out. But last week to London from Moscow went a onetime Utica, N. Y. journalist. Spencer Williams, who at last could talk freely—even of famine—after spending some ten years in the Soviet Union as secretary of the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce. His Moscow office recently "closed until further notice."

Almost every U. S. business bigwig who has been to Moscow knows slender,...

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