In This Review

Moscow, 1911-1933
Moscow, 1911-1933
By Allan Monkhouse
Little, Brown, 1934, 334 pp

The author, the leading figure in the great Moscow trial of recent date, here recounts his impressions of Russia in the pre-war and war years, as well as his observations of the bolshevik régime. Despite his experiences he does not appear to be soured, but gives a frank and sincere discussion of what seemed to him the good and the bad points of Russia and the Russians, including the Bolsheviks. Perhaps the most valuable part is the one in which the writer discourses on the aims and achievements of the Five Year Plan. He regards himself and his colleagues as scapegoats for the shortcomings of the program, but in no way attempts to minimize the accomplishments of the régime.