Russia: Passengers Will Please Refrain

Moscow-bound Train No. 7 had just pulled into Naushki, the Soviet railroad checkpoint on the Mongolian frontier. Suddenly, swarms of Red Chinese students dashed out of the coaches and into the station, tied themselves with belts to block the entrances. Then, in the words of astounded Stationmaster Prokop Mikhailov, they "emptied their bowels and bladders on the floor, in spittoons, and on benches. And the men's room was only a few steps away."

Cause of the messy melee was the discovery of anti-Moscow propaganda in the compartments of the 19-man Red Chinese train crew and the 73 students aboard the...

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