Foreign News: ONE MAN'S LOOK AT RUSSIA

One of the few Westerners recently to get a peek behind the Iron Curtain is a lanky young London banker named John Lindsay Eric Smith. Scion of a family who have been bankers since 1688, Smith went to Eton and Oxford, served in the fleet air arm, and is now a managing director of Coutts' bank. Excerpts from his report on Russia in The National & English Review, a Conservative monthly:

LAST month I visited Russia; unofficially and briefly it is true — but since I went neither as a fellow traveler nor as part of a Democratic Delegation, I was at...

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