RUSSIA: No Soap

The U.S. warcaster who has sat longest at a Russian microphone during World War II recently returned to the U.S NBC's thin, quiet, earnest Robert Magidoff, ex-A.P. man, has been in Russia, except for an occasional trip home, for the last eight years. Kiev-born, U.S.-raised and educated (University of Wisconsin), he was hired by NBC two and a half year ago, sight unseen. He is married to a Russian, speaks her language fluently, ha observed her people with equanimity. Some of his observations:

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