The Press: Politicians and Love

In prewar Russia it was not healthy to be seen talking to foreigners. The doctors of the Cheka-prescribed a Siberian rest cure for comrades who mingled too freely. With Siberia in mind, Moscow maidens are standoffish.

Correspondent X faced this problem squarely. He loved a Russian girl. Russian bureaucracy ordered her to Siberia to keep her away from Correspondent X. The order was rescinded, but she was removed from Moscow. The correspondent returned to the U.S. After brooding a bit, he took his problem to Wendell Willkie, with whom the Russians had not...

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