Russia: Feminine Ideal

The most powerful woman in Russia, and hence the official ideal for all others, is Minister of Culture Ekaterina Furtseva, 50, wife, mother, only female on the all-powerful Party Presidium—and one of Nikita Khrushchev's closest chums.

Last week Ekaterina (Khrushchev calls her Katya) dropped into London for a visit, and it was obvious that the Russian ideal was changing. Down 15 Ibs. (from 150), her ash-blonde hair brushed back in a casual sweep, newly chic in a slim, turquoise linen suit, Katya asked the curious women reporters who greeted her at the airport:...

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