(Life Abroad). (1) A weekly review of the foreign press, a publication of the Union of Journalists of the USSR issued in Moscow since June 18, 1960. The review highlights political, economic, scientific, technical, and cultural developments in foreign countries, mainly of the capitalist and developing world. It covers the foreign policy actions of the USSR and the other socialist countries, the national liberation movement in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and the life and struggle of working people. It frequently publishes original materials from the foreign press, speeches of prominent foreign statesman and political leaders, and articles by progressive foreign journalists and Soviet publicists and journalists specializing in foreign affairs. Circulation in 1972, 1 million copies.
(2) A review of events in the capitalist world issued in Moscow from 1930 to 1938. The publication was organized as a monthly journal on M. Gorky’s initiative. After a reorganization in November 1932, it was issued as a journal-newspaper three times a month under the editorship of M. Gorky and M. E. Kol’tsov; after Gorky’s death Kol’tsov became the sole editor. It provided timely coverage of the most important events and trends in the capitalist world and published documentary materials, translated articles, and re-views by Soviet authors. The review regularly published articles by M. Gorky, D. Zaslavskii, and other Soviet publicists. Excerpts from the works of foreign writers, including R. Rol-land, L. Feuchtwanger, J. Priestley, and U. Sinclair, were carried. Issues on special themes were published, including one on the White Russian emigration and one on the position of women under capitalism.