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David Iosifovich Zaslavskii

journalist

David Zaslavskii, USSR Journalist.

Background

Zaslavskii, David was born on January 13, 1880 in Kiev.

Career

Member of the social democratic movement from 1900. Started to work in the press in 1904. Member of the Central Committee of the BUND, 1917-1918.

For decades, one of the main exponents of the official line of the party and prominent in all vilification campaigns (led the attack on B. Pasternak after he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Dr Zhivago). Became almost a symbol of the party hack.