He was a Polish Jew, born Victor Spielman. He went to school in Kazakhstan, then returned to Poland at the end of the war, where he joined the Communist Party and made a bit of a name for himself as a journalist. In the mid-fifties he followed his parents and sister to Israel, where he ran a lot of the broadcasting to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
And so? And so, he was arguably one of the most important men of the twentieth century, . . .
- Victor Grayevsky Times UK. November 2, 2007.
- Our man in the KGB, by Yossi Melman. Haaretz October 11, 2006.
- The man who began the end of the Soviet empire, by Abraham Rabinovich. The Australian October 27, 2002.