||This book aims at helping the foreign visitor to the Soviet Union who does not know Russian to explain what he wants, ask questions and make requests.
Its first section is composed of words and expressions likely to be needed on first acquaintance. Subsequent sections deal with specific subjects: "Town", "Shop", "Restaurant", "Concert Hall", and so on.
For the convenience of the reader a guide to modern pronunciation accompanies every phrase of the Russian text. The letters in brackets and preceded by a hyphen indicate the feminine ending.
Naturally, the present volume cannot claim to provide for every occasion and situation. The publishers and the compiler will be grateful for any criticism or suggestions that may be offered.