Foreign News: The Shake-Up

On the destalinization front Moscow announced two developments last week:

¶ The international Stalin Prizes "for strengthening peace among nations" ($25,000 and a gold medal) will henceforth be called "Lenin Prizes for Strengthening International Friendship." Even previous Stalin Prizewinners (e.g., U.S. Novelist Howard Fast, 1953; Italian Left Wing Socialist Pietro Nenni, 1951) will receive certificates renaming their awards.

¶ U.S. Newspaperman John Reed's Ten Days that Shook the World, long banned in the Soviet Union,presumably on personal order of Joseph Stalin, was restored to the index of approved reading. Reed's enthusiastic eyewitness account of the Bolshevik Revolution...

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