•“With knowledge of Russia and the Russian language,
it was possible to get off the beaten path, to talk with grimy workers and
rough peasants, as well as such leaders as Lenin’s widow and Karl Radek
[editor of Izvestiya].
•We slept on the bug-infested floors of
peasants’ huts, shared black bread and cabbage soup with the villagers -
in short, got into direct touch with the Russian people in their struggle for