RUSSIA: Candid Capitalist

In recent dispatches rueful Moscow correspondents have been cabling that, while it may "sound funny" in the U. S. for the newly appointed U. S. Ambassador to Russia, genial and wealthy Lawyer Joseph Edward Davies, to be sending along some 2,000 pints of cream and other quick-frozen foods such as strawberries (TIME, Dec. 28), it is "no joke" in Moscow where there is often no cream at any price. The Ambassadorial strawberries et al.

rolled into Moscow last week. Interior decorators from Manhattan had just finished doing over the Spasso palace, (built...

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