The Press: The Working Press

From the moment W. Averell Harriman, special foreign correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance, arrived in Moscow last May, the Red carpet went out. His hosts assigned him one of their top interpreters. Vasily Vakhrushev, who last year guided Adlai Stevenson around the Soviet states. Chauffeured official ZIS and Zim sedans were placed at his disposal; interviews with party leaders—including a 90-minute tete-a-tete with Khrushchev—were easy. Barriers melted away, and the safari toured industrial areas in Siberia and the Urals hitherto closed to capitalist rubbernecks.

Ghostly Guide. As the Soviets were well...

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