A Poet's View Of Glasnost.

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      The article presents a poet's view on social and economic problems in Soviet Union. An important example of glasnost occurred on February 12, 1987, when' the friends of the poet Boris Pasternak and of Russian culture agreed that the 1958 resolution expelling Pasternak from the Writers' Union had to be rescinded. People met and voted in the same ornate conference room where, thirty years earlier, the great poet had been cast out of the union. All people must have the right to read everything and then to decide for themselves where truth resides. After Pasternak every other blank in culture must be filled. Not a single violated life must remain hidden.