Foreign News: Fools Thrown Upon

Fools Thrown Upon Russians like to play cards, especially Blackjack, Preference, Fools Thrown Upon, and a variant of Old Maid called The Witch. Last week the publication Young Communist declared flatly that "card playing is incompatible with the Soviet way of life." Reasons:

"Card playing gives people a light-minded attitude toward money. Arguments arising during card games spoil the nature and character of people, and arguments lead often to fights, even murder.

"Furthermore, card playing is harmful to health because it is usually accompanied by heavy smoking and often ends in drinking. Besides, a gambler long over the gaming table is in a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!