The Press: Journalism Outraged

In Russia as elsewhere there are editors who feel pride in their work. The Pravda, an organ of the Communist Party, lent ear to strife within the party. It published criticisms of the Central Committee and attacks on the critics. The Central Committee did not like this impartiality of the Party's organ. Zinoviev, Chairman of the Third Internationale, ordered that all articles bearing on strife within the Party be submitted to him. Konstantinov, the editor, sent 100 manuscripts. Zinoviev returned four of them for publication. Konstantinov protested. Zinoviev ordered. Konstantinov resigned....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!