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Genrikh Aviezerovich Borovik


Genrikh Borovik, USSR Journalist.


Borovik, Genrikh was born in 1929.


Prominent journalist throughout the 1960-1980s. Known for his connections with government figures, and (according to the International Herald Tribune, 5.2.88) with the Committee for State Security. Interviewed inaccessible people all over the world, including Edward Lee Howard, the CIA defector, and Kim Philby.

In the 1950s, reported for Ogonek from Cuba, where he interviewed Fidel Castro and Hemingway. Lived between 1966 and 1972 on Riverside Drive, New York, where he worked for the Novosti Press. At his luxurious flat in Moscow, hosted Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, John Updike, and Hemingway’s widow, Mary.

Chairman of the official Soviet Peace Committee, an organization which is controlled by the Committee for State Security. His works, apart from his reports from abroad, include several books about his travels in Cuba, Buenos Aires, etc. Also wrote some scripts of journalistic rather than literary value.