Moscow-Havana-Prague: recollections of a communist foreign correspondent (Twentieth Century Communism 3, 2011)

Author: Sam Russell

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Publication date: May 1, 2011

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Sam Russell

Based on a number of interviews with lifelong British communist activist and journalist Sam Russell (1915-2010), this article provides a participant and witness account of the CPGB’s reaction to the revelations of 1956 and Stalin’s ‘secret speech’ and to the Prague Spring of 1968. It also offers Russell’s assessment as a reporter for the Daily Worker and Morning Star of the emergence of the new diversity within international communism in the 1960s and of the significance of the revolutionary politics of Che Guevara, which he attempted to articulate for a British left readership