Press: On the Outs

Moscow expels a U.S. reporter

It was not entirely a surprise to Newsweek 's Moscow Bureau Chief Andrew Nagorski, 35, when he was summoned to the Foreign Ministry press office early last week. Nagorski, a veteran Asia hand, speaks Russian with ease, unlike most of the other 25 U.S. correspondents in the U.S.S.R., and has shown a flair for finding stories that irk the sensibilities of the Kremlin. This month, for instance, Newsweek carried Nagorski's report on the anxieties of draft-age youths in Tajikistan, a republic bordering the Soviet client government of parlous Afghanistan. Earlier he had detailed the fondness of ranking...

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