Submitter: Why it’s awful: It mentions the USSR. The cars in the background of the statue are ancient [image below]. The history of Moscow ends at 1989. Ouch! So embarrassing to find this on our shelves (mid-size public library system). It’s a translation of: Tri dnya v Moskve.
Holly: Books about the USSR should definitely be written in proper historical context. Moscow is one of the biggest cities in the world, and the biggest in Europe. It is a thriving hub of culture and progress, which you’d never know from reading a book written in 1989. Pretty cover, though.