Originally published in English in 1932, this book written by a German National Socialist journalist, and fierce critic of Soviet Russia, was the result of extensive travelling throughout the Soviet Union from 1926-1929. Ranging from Turkestan to Eastern Siberia, this was one of the most comprehensive books on Soviet Russia authored by a Russian speaking foreigner and covers everything from Tsarism to Antisemitism, the Soviet Press, the Police State and Bolshevik Economics.
'In its unassuming way, Mr. Loder's book is a model of its kind.' Economist
'A book on Russia that can be commended without qualification…' Sunday Times
Part 1: Do We Know Russia? 1. The Fancy Picture of Pre-Revolutionary Russia 2. The Country and Its Inhabitants 3. The Fancy Picture of Contemporary Russia Part 2: The Bolshevik State 4. The State of Forty-Seven States 5. Decorative Democracy 6. The Visage of the Party 7. The Bolsheviks at Home 8. The Divine Right of Bolsheviks Part 3: Training of the Mass-Man 9. The State and the Family 10. The Fight for the Rising Generation Part 4: Culture as a Wholsale Product 11. The Party and Science 12. Soviet Art 13. Book Production in Soviet Russia 14. The Press Monopoly Part 5: The Instruments of Soviet Authority 15. Soviet Justice 16. The Police State 17. Short Commons for the Disenfranchised 18. The Armed Forces of the Soviet Union Part 6: Bolshevik Economics 19. The Road 20. The Five-Year Plan 21. Wages and Unemployment Part 7: The Mission of Bolshevism 22. Present Condition of Russia 23. They and We