The Press: Russians in Wall Street

As cartoonist for Krokodil, Moscow's sardonic magazine of humor-plus-propaganda, Vitaly Goriaev has many times bitterly lampooned Wall Street as the rotten heart of decadent capitalism. Last week, touring Manhattan as the guest of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, Goriaev was candidly eager to see what the place is really like. Heading toward the Street in a taxicab, he thought he could sense the pace of city life accelerating. "Time is money," he said. "The closer you get to Wall Street, the more the tempo picks up."

What chills, what fears, what seductive impressions...

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