The Press: Moscow Invasion

In the days before Stalin's death, only six non-Communist newsmen worked and lived in Moscow. Others could not get permanent visas or, even if they could, decided that ironhanded Russian censorship made working in Moscow almost useless. By last week, with the Communists stepping up their "peace offensive," Russia had more non-Communist correspondents than at any time since World War II (except for such special occasions as the Foreign Ministers' conferences of 1945 and 1947). More than 40 U.S., British, French, Canadian, German and Indian newsmen were covering Russia, many on guided tours....

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