RUSSIA: Distinguished Visitors

Thousands of Muscovites tramped to Moscow's railway station fortnight ago to welcome a friend of Lenin, a prime voice of British Socialism. The train pulled in; a band struck up "The Internationale." The Muscovites roared: "Hail Bernard Shaw!" Troops swung into protecting lines down which Mr. Shaw marched, accompanied by Lady Astor and a group of other British notables including her meek husband.*

Thus began, with serious pomp, an intensive British sightseeing tour in Soviet Russia. But two of Britain's most irrepressible characters were not disposed to maintain their tour on such a great-man-&-great-lady basis. As is their custom, they cavorted...

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