The Press: The Long Count

In the fierce propaganda war between the Cominform and Tito, a Yugoslav newspaper last week found a new way to laugh at Soviet Russia. Zagreb's Naprijed took a look at a recent issue of Pravda, and reported that Stalin's name had appeared on Page One a total of 101 times. In addition to Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin or Comrade Stalin (68 times), he was the "great leader" (ten times), "dear and beloved Stalin" (seven times) and "great Stalin" (six times). Other variations: "great leader of entire mankind," "Stalin the genius," "protagonist of our victories," "faithful fighter for the cause of peace."


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