The author of The Soviets and various other works on Russia is recognized as an expert. In this new book he gives a clearcut, composite picture of the Russian people, how and why they are fighting. Inspired by the advancements and achievements Communism has given them, by their belief in a ""society of plenty, justice and freedom"", they have been able to offer the resistance which has awed the world. The peoples, representing 189 races, and the sixteen republics of the Soviet have maintained their individual cultures. He writes of the red soldier and the red army, of training, equipment, transport, morale; of agriculture, labor, schools, medicine, science, press, religion; of the position of women and the family; and of the leader, Stalin. Brief digest of various aspects of Soviet life and the working and fighting outlook of the people. Informed and informative -- useful reference tool.