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...

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