A horrible picture, simply and directly told, with little alleviation of the murky shadows, of the growing depression which overwhelmed Rubin's high hopes for Russia's future. ""The Russian Adventures of An American Socialist."" Personal experience of a Russian Jew, naturalized American citizen, on two visits to Russia -- 1919 and 1930, when he went in disguise to examine the working of the Soviet. His first trip ended in disaster and imprisonment. There he met Lenin, Stalin -- talked with leading officials -- saw nothing but misery and unhappiness and failure. His second visit confirmed his first impressions, no advance could he find. The appeal is to the readers of Escape from the Soviets, though more limited.