The Press: New Man at Izvestia

The Tweedledum and Tweedledee of Soviet journalism—Izvestia (Information), the official daily of the government, and Pravda (Truth), the official daily of the Communist Party—are so packed with pap and propaganda that a few editors have discreetly hinted recently that the two dailies are incredible bores (TIME, June 1). Last week brought a sign that the government had at last decided to print some news that is fit to be read. Named as the new managing editor of Izvestia: round-cheeked Aleksei I. Adzhubei, garrulous and gregarious as his father-in-law, who happens to be Premier...

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