A Letter From The Publisher: may 15, 1964

FEW assignments are more frustrating and less rewarding for U.S. journalists than reporting from the Soviet Union. Because of restrictions that are applied and implied, a man on the spot there can contribute less, perhaps, than he can from any other major capital where U.S. correspondents are at work. In the years since World War II, TIME has tussled with this problem in many ways and has been out of Moscow more than it has been in. When Stalin's ironhanded censorship tightened and our own reports were reduced to a useless trickle, we...

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