RUSSIA: Advice from Gorky

Since the Red Revolution, Russian newspapers have developed from the surreptitious pamphlets of Tzaral days into voluminously leafy formats. Russian newspaper circulation has mounted from a few thousand copies daily to several millions. Recently the editor of the Worker's and Peasant's Correspondent, the special organ of Soviet rabkors (local correspondents), sought to discover the reaction of a great prerevolutionary Russian man of letters to the new Soviet Journalism. Wrapping up a bundle of representative Soviet newspapers the editor despatched them to famed novelist-playwright Maxim Gorky,* now sojourning in Italy. Reply:


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