Press: Soviet Hit List?

Western newsmen are hassled

Since his arrival in Moscow 2½ years ago, U.S. News & World Report Correspondent Robin Knight has been regularly denounced by the official news agency Tass and a number of daily newspapers, especially for his articles on racism in the U.S.S.R. The weekly Soviet New Times called Knight "a boot-level journalist," and a Soviet journalism review included him in a "gallery of rogues."

According to Knight, his hosts ultimately were unable to confine their hostility to the printed page. While visiting the city of Tashkent, 1,800 miles southeast of Moscow, Knight and his wife Jean went to a tearoom...

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