The Press: Russian P.R.O.

Slim, scar-faced Constantine Zinchenko was up against his toughest job. He was one man, and the press at Paris was 1,650 strong. Some reporters found it hard to believe that Russia cared one whit about world opinion; Zinchenko was proof that, for reasons of her own, she did. As his Government's No. 1 press-relations man, he had been sent from Moscow on a major mission: to see that newsmen of 30 nations got a sound briefing on the Soviet line at the peace conference.

In Luxembourg Palace, Zinchenko sat through the long debates beside...

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