Der Mann, der die sowjetische Auslandsberichterstattung organisierte. Jakov Doleckij, Leiter der Nachrichtenagentur TASS, 1921-1937
The paper outlines for the first time the political biography of Iakov Doletskii (1888-1937), the director of TASS, the Soviet news agency. It raises the question of the role he played in the organization and in the shaping of Soviet foreign affairs coverage. The paper shows the functioning of the media in the communicative practices of Stalinism, as well as the position occupied by Doletskii in the media-political hierarchy of the Soviet Union. The impact of the Great Terror on the Soviet foreign affairs coverage is also presented.