People: People, Jun. 20, 1949

Words & Music

"I greatly regret that my 93 years do not permit me ... to repeat my [1931] visit to Moscow, which remains one of the brightest of all my cherished memories," wrote Bernard Shaw, declining an invitation to the 150th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin's birthday. He sent good wishes anyway: "The Soviet Union still interests me more than any other state in the world, including my own country."

On his first trip back to Moscow since the war, Paul Robeson (see U.S. AFFAIRS) was a howling success. "You know how I feel to...

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