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От революционера к ренегату. Трансформация образа Панаита Истрати в центральной советской печати конца двадцатых – начала тридцатых годов

Харитонова Н. Ю.

This article examines one of the first cases of political rupture in the history of Soviet cultural diplomacy, whose main character was a Romanian writer Panaït Istrati. After his stay in the Soviet Union in 1927-1928, Istrati returns to France and publishes interviews and book where he criticizes the USSR. In 1927 Soviet press constructs the image of Istrati as a revolutionary writer, whose works were very popular in the country, but in 1929 it changes drastically its attitude toward Istrati, accusing him now of fraud and cooperation with the secret services.