The Press: Thaw in Moscow

In Moscow last week there were still more signs of a new relationship between Western correspondents and Soviet Russia's top leaders. At a diplomatic cocktail party, Foreign Minister Dmitry Shepilov held the closest thing yet to a Western-style press conference. Instead of the usual Kremlin evasiveness, even at such informal occasions, Shepilov talked frankly with correspondents, did his best to answer serious questions. ILx-Pravda Editor Shepilov, who likes to boast that "I'm a journalist myself," also had another change of heart. After recently bitterly criticizing the U.S. press (it ought to be muzzled),...

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