International: Ivan's Other Wife

Radio listeners in Russia can thrill to the sudsy sentiment of soap opera like anyone else. Last week Radio Moscow fed their dreams with a tender play about a collective farm boy and a girl tractor-driver whom fate had chanced to place on the same (moonlit) night shift.

Girl (letting her tractor stand idle for a moment): How wonderful it is to work on such a beautiful night under the full moon and do one's utmost to save petrol.

Boy (suddenly lost in her eyes): The night inspired me to overfulfill my quota by a...

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