Originally published in 1969. British merchants first penetrated to Moscow in the early 16th century. From that time until today developments in Russia have influenced Britain in innumerable ways - sometimes unexpectedly. In this volume Professor Armytage traces this influence, showing how Tolstoy, Kropotkin and others better known for their activities in fields other than education, have, in fact, had their effect on education in Britain. The lively account of the way in which these ideas have found their way into the British system shows that recent influences have been more direct. In particular the rapid development of higher technological education owes a great deal to the Russian example.