A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 21, 1977

When A.P. Correspondent George Krimsky flew out of Moscow last week, expelled on charges of spying for the CIA, TIME Bureau Chief Marsh Clark was among those at the airport to see him off. So was the U.S.S.R.'s leading political gadfly, Physicist Andrei Sakharov, whom Clark had just finished interviewing for this week's cover story. Says Clark: "The real reason for Krimsky's expulsion was his coverage of the dissidents." That explains why reporting on men like Sakharov is such a complex and at times hazardous affair. Clark adds: "Correspondents and KGB agents are well known to one another, for every dissident...

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