The Press: Cultural Relations

The Anglo-American correspondents in Moscow were invited to spend a literary evening at VOKS, the Russian society for the promotion of cultural relations with foreign countries. The guests were to meet and hear some of Russia's foremost correspondents. There would be refreshments and great good-fellowship.

After two hour-long speeches in Russian, by Author-Correspondents Konstantin Simonov and Vsevolod Vishnevsky, beaming VOKS officials relinquished the floor to the Anglo-Americans.

Up jumped the Philadelphia's Inquirer's huge, clarion-voiced Al Kendrick. "I have listened with great interest for two hours to the accounts of our distinguished Soviet colleagues of their life at the Russian war fronts," he roared....

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