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USSR: The Corrupt Society
USSR: The Corrupt Society
By Konstantin Simis
Simon & Schuster, 1982, 316 pp

A Soviet lawyer's exposé, with numerous examples, of some aspects of the dark side of Soviet life: corruption, perversion of justice, bribery, protected crime, black markets and so on. He wrote the book while still in the U.S.S.R., intending to publish it anonymously in the West. When the manuscript was discovered by the KGB, he faced prison or exile, and chose the latter. Now resident in the United States, he is able to bring it out in his own name.