Ugo Stille

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BornMikhail Kamenetzky
3 December 1919
Moscow, Russia
Died2 June 1995 (Age 75)
New York, USA


Ugo Stille, born Mikhail Kamenetzky (Moscow, December 3, 1919 - New York, June 2, 1995), was an Italian-born Italian journalist of Russian origin, who later served in the US army. He was USA-correspondent for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera from the post-WW2 period to the 1990s and, in the period 1987-1992, also as its chief editor.

Stille was born in Moscow, Russia, on December 3, 1919 to a Jewish family. When he was just a little child, he and his family were forced to leave the country due to the consolidation of the Bolshevik regime, emigrating first to Riga in Latvia, and later to Italy (then under Fascist rule) where they settled in Rome. Here, the young Mikhail grew up and studied. He used the pseudonym Ugo Stille in some newspaper articles.

In the early forties the Kamenetzky family had to emigrate again to escape the fascist anti-Semitic laws promulgated in 1938. On September 4, 1941 the Kamenetzky family embarked for the United States, thanks to a visa obtained through the intercession of Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Pope Paul VI, settling in New York.

Shortly thereafter, little over twenty. Misha joined the US army, and took part in the landing in Sicily in 1943 with the rank of sergeant. Once on the island, he was placed by the US occupation authority to lead Radio Palermo, a radio station started by the Allies after the conquest of Sicily. In this capacity, he continued to follow the US military first to Naples and then to Milan.

After the war, he returned to the United States and became a correspondent for the newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, where he began publishing his articles starting in January 1946, but with the old pseudonym of Ugo Stille. Soon he would legally change his name to Ugo Stille.

In 1948 he married an American citizen, Elizabeth Bogert, and had two children, one of whom, Alexander Stille, would later follow in his father's footsteps as a journalist for the New York Times, the New Yorker and the Italian daily la Republicca.

Ugo Stille continued his work as a correspondent throughout the post-war period and up until the 1980s, signing numerous US and Italian current affairs articles.

In 1987, he accepted the position of chief editor of the Corriere della Sera, thus moving with his family to Milan. After leading the paper for five years, Stille left office in 1992, returning to the United States and resuming the business of correspondent.

He died in New York on June 2, 1995.

3 December 1919|2 June 1995| 

Events Participated in

Bilderberg/196826 April 196828 April 1968Canada
Mont Tremblant
Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria


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