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December 14, 1988
A leading Soviet liberal weekly, the Literary Gazette, announced that its 75-year-old editor, Alexander B. Chakovsky, has retired and has been replaced by a senior Communist Party official. The new editor, Yuri P. Voronov, 59, had headed the Party Central Committee's Cultural Department--now being disbanded under President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's political reforms--for the last three years. Literary sources said that Voronov has a reputation as a strong supporter of reforms.
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December 14, 1988
A leading Soviet liberal weekly, the Literary Gazette, announced that its 75-year-old editor, Alexander B. Chakovsky, has retired and has been replaced by a senior Communist Party official. The new editor, Yuri P. Voronov, 59, had headed the Party Central Committee's Cultural Department--now being disbanded under President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's political reforms--for the last three years. Literary sources said that Voronov has a reputation as a strong supporter of reforms.
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April 21, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The Literary Gazette, a newspaper with national distribution, has published a letter from a former prisoner complaining about conditions in Soviet labor camps. The publication is believed to be without precedent in the Soviet Union. Diplomatic sources said they could think of no previous such incident. Soviet officials have made public virtually no information about the country's labor camps, estimated to hold as many as 1 million prisoners.
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December 19, 1985 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who gained fame as a young rebel in the 1960s, launched a wide-ranging attack on some forms of censorship and special privileges for the Communist elite in a recent speech to a writers' congress, it was disclosed Wednesday. Excerpts from his address on Dec. 12 to a closed session of the meeting were printed in the weekly Literary Gazette, the newspaper of the writers' union, and a full text was provided to some Western correspondents.
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