RUSSIA: As You Like

However lustily it is beaten back with proletarian hammer & sickle, bourgeois human nature will out. Recently, in an eloquent letter to the editor of Moscow's folksy evening daily, Vechernyaya? Moskva, crusading Lieut. Colonel V. Kotko self-righteously attacked one aspect of this un-Marxian state of affairs—tipping.

Wrote Kotko: "New social relations . . . make it revolting to see some remnants of the old degrading habits still present. You get a shave in a barbershop, and before you have a chance to get to the door an agile little man makes several passes at you with his clothesbrush, allegedly depriving you...

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