Feature - Russian Journal Revisited
"In 1947, just as the Iron Curtain fell across Europe, John Steinbeck, the American writer, and Robert Capa, renowned war photographer, made a six-week journey through Stalin's Russia. The following year they published A Russian Journal a book that painted a sympathetic portrait of ordinary Soviets. Seventy years on Julius Strauss, a former long-serving war correspondent, and Thomas Dworzak, the president of Magnum Photos, retraced their footsteps.
At first blush the world they flew into in a sleek new Aeroflot jet bore little resemblance to Stalin's Soviet Union. But soon, Strauss and Dworzak...