UNITED NATIONS: Ye Prisoners of the Kitchen

In Flushing Meadow the Chilean delegate rose last week in the U.N. Assembly session to take up a family tragedy. For 28 months, said Hernan Santa Cruz, young Alvaro Cruz, son of a former Chilean ambassador at Moscow, had been trying to take his Russian-born wife back to Chile (TIME, Nov. 17, 1947). The Russians had stubbornly refused to let her leave. Close to a thousand U.S., British and French husbands who had married Russian girls, said Santa Cruz, were in the same predicament. The Soviet decree forbidding Russian women married to foreigners to leave the country was a...

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