In this Book the author describes his first visit to Moscow, which took place in the summer of 1957, at a time when the Soviet Union was just beginning to open itself up to the outside world. He singles out, and illustrates with slides and black-and-white prints, a number of aspects of life in Moscow which impressed him: street scenes, “wedding cake” architecture, a popular market, the Agricultural Exhibition, centuries-old religious monuments and much else. Brief but informative captions explain the photographs and other memorabilia, which include a newspaper article and an invitation to the Sixth World Festival of Youth and Students.