The Press: Landmark

The Kharkov atrocity trial (TIME, Dec. 27) was an important landmark for the foreign press in Russia. Correspondents are usually kept in Moscow, have to get their news secondhand from communique and Soviet papers. At Kharkov, for the first time in the memory of the oldest Moscow writer, they were allowed to cover a Russian news event at the scene. A dozen U.S. and British reporters and one Frenchman left Moscow's Metropole Hotel before dawn, drove to an airfield, flew at housetop height to Kharkov. Interpreters translated for them during the proceedings, then...

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