John Summers


The Red and the Black

Hardback edition published by Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1979

The cover blurb:
In this book the author shares his impressions of a visit to the Soviet Union. It gives a vivid description of the life of Soviet miners and compares their life with that of their colleagues in the capitalist countries, in Great Britain in particular.
But the author does not limit himself to a mere description of the miners’ life-style; he tells us of his experiences in Moscow, Leningrad, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Siberia, where he met people of various profession, nationalities and social position. He also touches on such undoubtedly interesting issues as human rights, democracy and the national question.

Further reading:
Extract: The miners of Donetsk
Review in unidentified newspaper

The Red and the Black