RUSSIA: Write with the Heart

After ten weeks in Russia, TIME Correspondent Samuel Welles went on to Finland and Sweden and, without censorship, reported:

At 5 in the morning, the train from Leningrad stopped near the Finnish frontier. A captain, in the green-tabbed uniform of the Soviet Security Police, and a buxom woman interpreter came into my compartment. The woman pulled my bed apart and turned over the mattress. The pair found only one thing which pleased them: the embossed, lavender-colored propusk (pass) to Red Square for the May Day parade. The woman said in awe: "Neither...

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