POSTCARD FROM RUSSIA

Russian travel writers are known worldwide for their tact and subtlety

Dear Amexrap,
As I am sure you will all agree, this is a very tasteful way for this Russian travel writer to illustrate his book on Indonesia. If his next volume is on a sub-Saharan country, should we expect some Al Jolson-style blackface? Here’s hoping.
Yours,
Peter Leonard (Occasional Amexrap Correspondent on Russian Affairs)