Moscow: Moskovskii rabochii, 1930. 30 pp. 25,5х17,5 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Tear of spine, small upper outer corners of covers lost, otherwise very good and clean.
Constructivist design was produced by one of the key avant-garde artists and founders of Jewish modernism, El Lissitzky (1890-1941). The cover features a slogan: “Marxism is not a dogma but a guide to an action”.
Very rare magazine published in 1926-1933 for propagandists promoting ideological education.
Agitpropshchiki [agitation propagandists] prepared candidates before they would be admitted to the Communist party, explained resolutions of the party congresses for factory workers and peasants in kolkhozes, organized ideological courses for the masses. The periodical published articles by propagandists from different factories over the Soviet Union.
As supplements to the magazine, a wide range of guides and textbooks were printed about the Communist party, its history and ideas. An advertisement of the journal and subjects of textbooks printed is placed in the back cover.
The editor-in-chief of this magazine was politician Iakov Nikulikhin (1899-1938) who graduated from courses of Marxism-Leninism at the Sverdlov Communist University in 1925, then from the Institute of the Red Professors in 1929. During the Great Purge, Nikulikhin was blamed for Trotskyite sabotage and was shot in 1938.
No paper copies found in Worldcat.