A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 23, 1947

The problem of getting the news of Russia—and getting it out of Russia—is, as you know, a major concern of the U.S. and the world press. A corollary of this problem, the Soviet press itself, is the subject of a recent report by Craig Thompson, now home from a two-year tour of duty for TIME & LIFE in Moscow. The following excerpt from it may interest you:

"Under the code of Soviet censorship a foreign correspondent is not supposed to write anything that has not already appeared in Russian newspapers or periodicals. This state...

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