The Press: Roughing It in Russia

"Let's just try to finish the race on our feet, men," mumbled the New York Daily News's Frank Holeman. nodding sleepy-eyed over a glass of white Georgian wine in Sverdlovsk's Grand Urals Hotel. His sentiment was shared by all of the 73 U.S. newsmen accompanying the most tireless tourist ever to visit Russia: Vice President Richard Nixon. "[The other] tourists encountered along the way are regarded by now rather enviously as a happy, carefree lot," cabled the Washington Star's European Correspondent Crosby Noyes. "For them there are, presumably, no pre-dawn departures, no missed meals, no ghostly excursions into the night in...

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