A young Cambridge first in economics who spent five odd years in Russia, gives his version of Russia today, in partial refutation of those who came and saw in haste -- and left -- Lyons, Muggeridge, etc. In 1931 he began as a teacher of English in Moscow, living in a student dormitory, where he experienced pretty much the same things as the average Russian. Through the years he traveled extensively, visiting collective farming units, peasant families, factories, hospitals, and ended by working as a trade union organizer. This is only a skeleton of the wealth of firsthand information on Russian living conditions today, presented in defense of the country, which he feels has achieved a true socialism, though granting that there are rough edges due to the general backwardness of the country. On political events there is some heavy whitewashing, but it is interesting reading with a good deal of human interest.