THIS IS RUSSIA UNCENSORED by Edmund Stevens

THIS IS RUSSIA UNCENSORED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For many years Christian Science Monitor's Moscow correspondent, Edmund Stevens now releases in a series of articles which appeared in the Monitor- October 1949- through January 1950, the story behind the iron curtain. There is no attempt to weave the material into an integrated whole, but read consecutively, they form a pattern of life in Soviet Russia. There are the strata of society- from the Big Bosses to the Workers. There are the artists, producing within the strictures of the Soviet line. There are the white collar workers, afraid to step out of restricted areas. There are the workers,- no unemployed, but every worker bound to his job. There are the peasants, working hard to posses their assigned land- and to give their due to the State. There are market scenes. Consumer goods and food supplies are more plentiful but prices can be paid only by the Big Bosses. In reactivities sub ross. Police state operation is shown from various angles. There are visa limitations, to prevent exodus to Western countries by the disillusioned (most of them beyond youth). In Siberia cities are growing around natural resources. And within the Politburo there is jockeying for the spot of Stalin's heir....Good journalism without much personal slant or comment.

Publisher: Didier