Soviet Organ Starts New Propaganda Drive Against ‘zionist’ Tourists

A fresh propaganda drive charging that American tourists advocate Zionism in the Soviet Union has been begun this weekend in Trud, the organ of the Soviet trade unions, according to a report received here from Moscow. Trud has often been used by the Soviet propaganda apparatus for dissemination of anti-Jewish charges, often linking such accusations with “Zionism.”

An article in Trud yesterday accused an American tourist, named James Picheny, of having distributed “pro-Zionist literature in Leningrad.” Trud is also reported to have revived the use of the term “cosmopolitan” as an epithet against “subversive” elements. That term harks back to Stalin’s era, when “cosmopolitanism” was a charge against Jews and “Zionists.”

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