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To: PJ-Comix;Snow Bunny;Billie;William Wallace;Grampa Dave;ALOHA RONNIE;Mudboy Slim;Luis Gonzalez...
Simply awesome, PJ. Thank you. The disappointed American college students probably anticipated kinship with the visiting wise men from the golden fantasy land of communism only to be dissed, a la Rummy & the press corp, by the truthful Soviets. (^:
10 posted on 01/06/2002 2:39:05 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
The disappointed American college students probably anticipated kinship with the visiting wise men from the golden fantasy land of communism only to be dissed, a la Rummy & the press corp, by the truthful Soviets.

Actually most of the audience weren't students but West L.A. liberal "grownups." Students tend to be pretty apathetic when it comes to "furriners." This was one of the great memories I have. A room full of L.A. liberals sitting nervously because the speaker from the much heralded Soviet Union went "off-track" with his UN-PC denunciations of Communism. And this from an editor of the largest magazine in the USSR! This is why, after that evening, I was absolutely convinced that communism was finished in Russia. Also it was interesting to see the dynamics on the stage between the somewhat unruly Krokodil staff members and the KGB watcher who was immaculately groomed.

Somebody should track down Leonid Florentiev and award him with the Ronald Reagan Medal of Freedom for what he did that evening.

11 posted on 01/06/2002 3:03:11 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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Thank you for the ping to this Ragtime Cowgirl.

PJ-Comix this is so interesting. Thank you !!!!!!

26 posted on 01/06/2002 4:31:26 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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