Vladimir Putin

McEachern, Ronald A.

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A travel story. How the speaker came to go to Russia. The open Russian door for the first time since the Second World War. Some facts about the Communist world. A detailed description of the speaker's trip, which included the following topics. Foreign visitors to Russia; tourism; the food; taking photographs; lack of restrictions; hotel building; Moscow's subway system; the streets of Moscow; transportation; the people; Russian stores; an interview with Ivanovich Mikoyan, the deputy premier and minister of trade; new housing; employment; living conditions; the countryside; Leningrad; industry; education; relations between the Americans and the Russians; the vast bureaucracy that is the Soviet Union. Some concluding remarks about the Soviet system and our own.

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