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Markov Again Leads Soviet Writers Union

Associated Press

Georgy M. Markov, 75, an ideological hard-liner, was reelected leader of the Soviet Writers Union, the official Soviet news agency Tass reported Saturday.

Markov, who had led the union since 1971 in the post of first secretary, was elected chairman, a post that has been vacant for years. Vladimir G. Karpov, 64, editor of the literary journal Novy Mir, was elected first secretary, Tass reported. Neither Markov nor Karpov is known outside the Soviet Union as a literary figure.


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