An American Family in Moscow Author:Leona&Jerrold Schecter and Evelind, Steven, Kate Doveen and Barnet An American Family in Moscow, each member of the family relates his or her experiences in personal accounts arranged in chronological order. The Schecters discuss government, politics and military affairs, religion, homemaking and entertaining, the diplomatic corps and the community of foreign correspondents, sports, hobbies, the theatre, teache... more »rs, visits to the homes of classmates, friends, and the Soviet elite. They also describe in full detail their contacts with the political and artistic "underground," and their meetings with such literary figures as Voznesensky and Yevtushenko. Most movingly, they recall the rare, sometimes completely unexpected occasions when every member of the family momentarily found the warmth and complexity of individual Russians.
Filled with penetrating observations, this exceptional family story represents one of the most revealing, informative, and insightful books yet written about contemporary Soviet society and life in Moscow.« less