International: Back to the Dance

Russia thinks of herself as the Cinderella among the Powers. In the pumpkin coach of victory she went triumphantly to San Francisco. Potsdam was a second, even more enjoyable affair. At London last September she went too far. The clock struck 12 and Cinderella returned to Moscow, where she sat patiently until last week, when smiling Jimmy Byrnes turned up with the glass slipper.

It was two nights before Christmas that Jimmy Byrnes entered, amidst a tremendous ovation, the red & gold box at the Bolshoi Theater from which he watched Sergei Prokofiev's new...

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