Washington attorney Steven Raikin doesn't know how much glasnost had to do with it, but on Tuesday he was reunited with his Soviet wife at Dulles International Airport. Raikin met 28-year-old Nadia Samuilovna Werner in Moscow in June when he hired her as a translator. As he puts it, it was love at first sight, and they were married in Leningrad only two months ago.

The couple had both a Jewish ceremony and a civil one in the Soviet Union in October, and they are planning yet another one here. In the past, it has often taken years for Soviet citizens to be able to join their spouses in the United States. But in the last year, Soviet authorities told Raikin, newly married couples are being reunited within a couple of months.

All was not perfect, however. The Soviet airline has apparently mastered some of the inefficiencies of its capitalist counterparts; Nadia's luggage was lost on the flight here. Aeroflot has promised to find it.

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Cathleen Black, publisher of USA Today, is one of 13 winners of Ms. magazine's 1987 Women of the Year awards. She is being recognized for "taking on an unprecedented challenge as the publisher of USA Today and for demonstrating excellence and wisdom at the top." Among the other winners are Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, actress and singer Bette Midler, Soviet refusenik Ida Nudel and author Toni Morrison ...

Jazz star Wynton Marsalis will be at the Vista hotel tomorrow morning for his annual teaching-playing session with the Landon School Jazz Band from Bethesda. They'll be playing Christmas carols in the hotel. This marks the third year that the Grammy-winning Marsalis, noted for his classical as well as jazz playing, has performed with the students. Marsalis said last year that he likes helping young musicians because so many musicians helped him when he was a boy ...

Danny Coleman, a former Beowulf bartender who owns the Irish pub the Dubliner and the equally Irish Powers Court Restaurant at the foot of Capitol Hill, has shelled out $9 million for the Phoenix Park Hotel, where both are located. Coleman said he bought the small hotel "with the hopes it will more fully reflect the real warmth and sincere hospitality for which Ireland is famous" ...

The new Steven Spielberg film "Empire of the Sun" has been named the best picture of 1987 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Spielberg was also named best director. The French films "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Spring" took honors for best foreign films. Among the other winners were: Michael Douglas, best actor, for "Wall Street"; Lillian Gish and Holly Hunter, best actress, for "The Whales of August" and "Broadcast News," respectively; Sean Connery, best supporting actor, for "The Untouchables"; and Olympia Dukasis, best supporting actress, for "Moonstruck" ...