Russia: The People and the Power; The Russians

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Russia: The People and the Power

By Robert G. Kaiser
Atheneum, 1976
499 pp. $12.95

The Russians

By Hedrick Smith
Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company, 1976
527 pp. $12.50

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.

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