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Moscow and Nationalities

Kalpana Sahni It is one thing to utter assurances on the need for glasnost but quite another to be confronted by thousands of people rallying to demand it. So long as glasnost was confined to publications the boat seemed to be steady enough. However the government is totally ill-prepared to face peoples movements to which its stance has veered from positive hostility to vacillation.

Pasternak s Resurrection

Kalpana Sahni If Boris Pasternak has been resurrected in the Soviet Union what of those who in 1958 denounced him in public and were present at the Writers' Union meeting which demanded his expulsion and hounded him to an early death? A recent debate in the Soviet press has raised important issues about the role of writers, then and now, in defending literary freedom.
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