The Nation: A View of Moscow: Then and Now

TIME White House Correspondent Jerrold Schecter, who served as Moscow bureau chief from 1968 to 1970, returned for the first time in two years to cover the summit meeting. He was struck by the changes in Soviet society that have taken place in so short a time. His report:

MOSCOW is a sprawling yet intense city of seven million people, with an older generation that has suffered deeply—20 million Soviet citizens died in World War II—and a postwar generation that asks not what it can do for Communism, but what Communism can do to make life better. Soviet citizens remain staunch patriots...

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