RUSSIA REVISITED: The People Begin to Speak

Before he joined TIME, Philadelphia-born John Scott worked as a master welder at Magnitogorsk in the Urals, attended a Soviet engineering school, married a Russian mathematics teacher. In 1941, two weeks before the Nazi invasion, the Russians ejected Author-Journalist Scott (for reporting friction between the two countries). Last week, after winding up his first visit to Russia in 17 years, Scott wrote:

FOR ten days I walked and rode around Moscow from stem to stern, down into the Metro (there are now nearly 70 stations), out into the parks, up into the private apartments of...

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