During the period of Perestroika Korotich was a pivotal person in implementing Glasnost as no other person in the USSR.
As the Editor of the most influential magazine Ogonyok, with weekly print of over 4,500,000, he became bearer of the new age in Soviet politics. In addition to tackling the cardinal issues of the week, Korotich took to task to bring the Soviet war in Afghanistan to its end and dismember the resurrection of Stalin’s cult.
It made him a target of the opponents of this trend and he was placed on the list of personalities that will be arrested after the putsch organized by the KGB in August 1991.
In his memoir Korotich describes the stages of testing the frontiers of the Soviet censorship.
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