By John Scott
Behind the Urals, first released in 1942, is an interesting first-hand account of a tender American's trip to Stalin's Soviet Union the place he lived and labored for six years aiding construct a major metal plant in a former barren region east of the Ural Mountains. The remoted payment grew into the recent urban of Magnitogorsk. writer Scott's account continues to be a vintage paintings on everyday life for employees within the Soviet Union of the Nineteen Thirties. Of curiosity too are his personal reviews: the harmful operating stipulations, severe chilly, nutrition shortages, and insufficient housing. in the course of his remain, he meets and weds a tender Soviet girl, Masha, and jointly they've got child daughters. With the arriving of the Stalinist purges, Scott is not any longer welcome in Russia, and he and his spouse are compelled to split for three years (Scott relocating to Moscow) whereas he makes an attempt to safe visas for his kinfolk to to migrate to the USA (he is finally winning in bringing his kinfolk to the U.S.). John Scott, son of Scott Nearing and Nellie Seeds Nearing, used to be born in 1912, and until eventually his retirement in 1973 was once a correspondent for Time journal. Scott passed on to the great beyond on December 1, 1976. His spouse, Maria “Masha” Dikareva Scott died on November five, 2004.