Foreign News: Sovietana

Enticing, exciting and authoritative books on Soviet Russia are beginning to appear in quantities, notably from the presses of a new firm: International Publishers, Manhattan. Ready this week is International's 855-page Guide-Book to the Soviet Union ($5), the first such book to appear in English since Baedeker's Russia of 1914. Smart folk will note Moscow's Savoy Hotel, Leningrad's Hotel d' Europe, and that taxis have a fixed tariff in Moscow but must be bargained for in Leningrad. Map fiends will revel in hundreds of renamed towns, and the heretofore seldom seen Russian spelling of the nation's name: Soyus Sotsialisticheskekh Sovietskikh Respublik...