RUSSIA: Grim Queen

At the White House luncheon table one day last week Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt faced a plain, rather grim little woman who spoke only Russian. Officially the two were equals. The guest was young Paulina Semionova Zhemchuzhina, wife of President Molotov of the Council of People's Commissars of the U. S. S. R., a position technically but by no means actually outranking Joseph Stalin's rank of Secretary-General of the Communist Party. Furthermore, Mme Molotov is herself founder and head of the Soviet cosmetics trust, Tezhe, which last year turned back to...

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