The Press: The New Freedom

Moscow kept its promise to the visiting press—and added a few unexpected trimmings. U.S. and British newsmen got preferred rooms in the Hotel Moskva, which normally houses the "classless society's" technical, artistic and political elite. The Soviet elite doubled up with friends around town so that Moscow could put on the dog for correspondents at the Conference of Foreign Ministers.

At the Moskva there was a dial telephone and hot water in every room (the hot water began on the same day as the conference), English-speaking employees on every floor. A special book of meal tickets entitled each visitor to excellent, inexpensive...

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