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Revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ionnyĭ raboche-krestʹi︠a︡nskiĭ bukvarʹ dli︠a︡ vzroslykh.

Moskva : Moskovskiĭ gubispolkom, 1920.
32 p. : ill. (part photographs) ; 26 cm.
Summary note:
The contents also include lyrics to the pre-1944 Soviet national anthem, 'The International,' readings on the evils of church and monastaries, readings on the state, school, and labor, as well as a story by Maxim Gorky about the revolutionary vanguard.
  • Includes instructions for teachers on pp. 31-32.
  • The illustrations include portraits of Marx, photographs of Trotsky, Rosa Luxembourg, Karl Liebknecht (this is around the time of the Spartakus uprising), Lenin, and Engels.
  • The vocabulary includes such words as 'factory,' 'machine,' 'platform,' 'centralization,' 'tribune,' 'commune,' and the acronym for the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic.
  • Introduces words for everyday things: hand, doll, bridge, gate, saw, plow, and various animals, along with those for political concepts from the beginning: L = Kulak, I= Komitet, Sovetskaia Rossiia, Kapitalist, etc. The short readings at the end are primarily on political themes: the October Revolution, Soviet Deputies, Dictatorship of the Proletariat, the Red Army, the Internationale (Arise, ye prisoners of dogma...), an anti-clerical piece concerning monastaries, some poems and a short piece by Gorky.
  • Attractive well executed cover design of peasant with sickle and smith with hammer flanking arrangement of globe, books and scientific instruments and title, below in cartouche, the hammer and sickle.
  • Translated title: Revolutionary Workers' and Peasants' Primer for Adults.
  • Poorly printed text.
  • Cotsen copy 1: Printed on newsprint, browned. Reddish stain on cover.
  • Cotsen copy 2: Tear in lower margin throughout.
Binding note:
Pub. tan pictorial wrappers.
Other format(s):
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s):
Revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ionnyĭ raboche-krestʹi︠a︡nskiĭ bukvarʹ dli︠a︡ vzroslykh.
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