Publisher's Letter, Nov. 28, 1955

Dear TIME-Reader: ABOARD the Polish ship Batory en route to Russia, Communist travelers gave Pierre Boulat, 31-year-old Paris photographer, a rough passage. "You are a dirty Fascist from TIME," the Communists jeered. "You are a corrupt photographer." But when the ship docked at Leningrad, the spirit of Geneva was still aglow. Soviet newsmen welcomed Boulat: "We know you are from TIME. How happy we are to see you!" And they whisked him about the city in a big black ZIS, stuffed him with food, and loaded him with gifts of caviar, jewelry and dolls....

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