In This Review
Russia: The People and the Power

Russia: The People and the Power

By Robert G. Kaiser

Atheneum, 1976, 499 pp.
The Russians

The Russians

By Hedrick Smith

Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company, 1976, 527 pp.

Overlapping and partially complementary surveys of the Russian scene by correspondents of The Washington Post and The New York Times recently assigned to Moscow. Basically, these are not treatises on the Soviet system, but honest and perceptive descriptions of daily life which tell, incidentally, a great deal about how the system works.