UNITED NATIONS: The Snickerers

In the red and gold theater of Paris' Palais de Chaillot, Russia laughed a laugh that was heard around the world.

"I could hardly sleep all last night," Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky told the U.N. General Assembly. "I could not sleep because I kept laughing." He bent his white-thatched terrier's head over a typed manuscript, then looked up with a sharp-toothed grin. "Really, even from this rostrum ... I cannot restrain my laughter." There were a few appreciative giggles from Reds in the galleries, but otherwise Vishinsky laughed alone as he...

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