This woman's-eye view of Russia from the Moscow office of United Press International is a glimpse straight into the heart of our cold-war antagonist. Aline Mosby, a true-blue American girl from Missoula, Montana, is not only a superb journalist, but a lively human being, who made the most out of her tour of duty as a correspondent in the USSR to bring Americans a fresh slant on that vast, mysterious country. Her observations on housekeeping, fashions, pets, Russian men, and the climate will entertain her readers no less than inform them by her report on censorship, crime and mendicancy, the official and unofficial attitudes toward the U-2 and RB-47 incidents, and the gradual thawing of artistic ""socialist realism"" during the increasingly progressive peace-and-friendship campaign. Western tourism to Russia increases every month, and the interest in Soviet habits and customs is greater than ever. Miss Mosby's intimate montage of experience with a twist of humor, covers just the sort of information we curious Americans enjoy knowing about other lands and peoples.