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October 31, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The editor of the Communist Party newspaper Pravda, the Soviet Union's most powerful newspaper, was promising a new era of political candor, open debate and up-to-date information on Monday while the editor of Arguments and Facts, the country's largest paper, was wondering whether his efforts to provide the very same material would cost him his job. Ivan T. Frolov, a leading Soviet philosopher, an adviser to President Mikhail S.
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October 31, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The editor of the Communist Party newspaper Pravda, the Soviet Union's most powerful newspaper, was promising a new era of political candor, open debate and up-to-date information on Monday while the editor of Arguments and Facts, the country's largest paper, was wondering whether his efforts to provide the very same material would cost him his job. Ivan T. Frolov, a leading Soviet philosopher, an adviser to President Mikhail S.
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October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev reportedly stunned reformers by harshly criticizing historian Yuri N. Afanasyev, a key leader of radical forces, at a closed meeting with top editors last week. Gorbachev also attacked a poll that ranked physicist Andrei D. Sakharov as the most popular member of the new Congress of People's Deputies, Soviet journalists with knowledge of the meeting said.
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October 19, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bitter attack on President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, radical populist Boris N. Yeltsin accused the Soviet leader Wednesday of trying to drive him from politics in order to prepare for a sharp swing back to conservatism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1989
"Why," asked Vladimir Lenin, "should freedom of speech and freedom of press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to be right allow itself to be criticized? Ideas are more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinions calculated to embarrass the government?" Why indeed?
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October 20, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The conservative chief editor of the Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda was replaced Thursday by a liberal political scientist and close adviser of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev as political infighting intensified within the Soviet leadership. The Communist Party's ruling Politburo dispatched Viktor G. Afanasyev, 66, editor of Pravda for the last 13 years, to work on research "at his request." His replacement is Ivan T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1989 | HAROLD WILLENS, Los Angeles businessman Harold Willens has long been active in promoting better U.S.-Soviet relations.
As I stood by the recently vacated Soviet army barracks, there flashed through my mind a felicitous phrase encountered somewhere in the dim past: Life is what actually happens to you while you are making all kinds of other plans. Certainly none of my "other plans" had ever included my being in this township of 50,000 about 100 miles from Leningrad. Yet here I was, participating with a small group of Americans and a large group of Soviets in a ceremony celebrating the conversion of a military facility into a factory for the manufacture of children's clothing (a consumer product so short in supply as to be desperately desired throughout the Soviet Union)
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June 26, 1989 | JONATHAN PETERSON, Times Staff Writer
A Soviet colonel spoke into the microphone as the capitalists from Los Angeles looked on, surely the strangest of visitors to an army base 60 miles southwest of Leningrad. Before him, Soviet journalists took pictures. Behind him, the Americans stood proudly. All around was the heady feeling of long-frozen attitudes thawing into something new and unknown. "I could not have ever imagined," Col. Victor Makarov was saying as the March wind blustered, "that I would witness what is taking place here today."
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