The Kremlin and the People

The Kremlin and the People

The Kremlin and the People

The Kremlin and the People

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I AM SUPPOSED to know about Russia, because I've been there twenty years and speak the language fluently and have interviewed Stalin twice, and ought to know about Russia. Well, I don't know all. The Russians have a saying, "What man in his little head can compass mighty Russia?" I fear that saying is true. I know enough of the U.S.S.R. to know how little I know, and I can't explain "What" or "How." If you want that, you must read Russian books, like one called Red Planes Fly East , byPiotr Pavlenko, which has been translated and published in New York. Or Cement and Quiet Flows the Don , which have also been translated; or Tolstoy War and Peace . . .

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