This book, originally published in 1943 deals with the features of Soviet life which the editor and contributors feel are of particular significance to Western readers. It describes the soviet political system and gives an account of the institutions of soviet economic life, the principles on which they are based and the significance for everyday life. The role and organization of Trade Unions are also discussed as is the education in the USSR, showing its connection with the past history of Russia.
Part 1: Political Life 1. Politics and the Political Framework Margaret Cole 2. The Soviet Nationalities N. Barou Part 2: Economic Life 3. The Framework of the Soviet Economic System I. Narodny 4. Soviet Trade Unions N. Barou Part 3: Education and Culture 5. Education A. Steinberg 6. Culture A. Steinberg