Foreign News: NOBODY'S SATELLITES

In the U.S.S.R., TIME Correspondent Sam Welles found out that the voice of Russia's plain people was very different from the voice of official Moscow (TIME, May 26). Last week he listened to some of Finland's people and cabled:

You can feel quite a lot about a country from the way its people talk to you. In Russia almost everybody was cautious about talking to a stranger. In Finland, right next door, they tell you what they think—even about Russia. Said one Finn, over a weak beer: "It's too bad. Russians are often such fine people individually. We have many things in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!