To those Americans in Russia who may be surprised to have their names called right out in meeting, without dashes or other subter fuge, I offer apologies, feeling sure that these friends will accept them. The experiences are theirs as much as mine and my highest hope is that they may think I have drawn the picture faithfully. I owe to the Hon. David R. Francis, Ameri can Ambassador to Russia, a debt of gratitude which I gladly acknowledge; also to the Hon. Maddin Summers, American Consul at Mos cow; and to the embassy and consulate staﬂ's.