RUSSIA: Retort

After covering the U.N. General Assembly, Izvestia Correspondent Victor Poltoratsky wrote for his paper the kind of ill-natured piece about New York City that visitors have been writing ever since Dickens. From Moscow last week, New York Timesman Drew Middleton cabled a retort:

"Moscow does not look like a big rolling mill, which is the way Izvestia's writer described New York. Once you get outside the center of the city, it looks like the biggest village in the world. . . . The truth is, the town is a little big for its britches. When the Bolsheviks made it the...

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