Kirkus Reviews

Behind the Iron Curtain through the eyes and ears of an intrepid Newsweek reporterthis portrait of a society in a straitjacket is highly recommended for those who want to learn more about the enigma that is Russia.

Reluctant Farewell

An American Reporter's Candid Look Inside the Soviet Union

A Newsweek correspondent who was expelled in 1982 after just 14 months in Moscow, Nagorski traveled around the country looking for news rather than relying on official sources.