Novosibirsk: Zapkraisibispolkom, 1930. Item #1328
24 pp.: ill. 30x21 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Tears of spine and outer edge of pages, stamps of Soviet government library on p.1, 17 and canceled stamp of Russian state library on last page, otherwise very good and clean.
Extremely rare Siberian periodical.
An issue of a biweekly on Soviet propaganda and political life that was printed in 1928-1933.
This cover design features a cubist portrait of Vladimir Lenin in front of the main Kremlin tower in the background. Lenin’s portrait resembles the style of Yuri Annenkov, but no credits were indicated in the publication, so most likely the artwork was created by an unknown local artist.
A general topic of the issue was elections for local party organizations over the country. They were held not to please Soviet people – they were meant to show unity within the population. People were forced to regularly demonstrate their loyalty to a legitimate leader and promote socialist values. Via accurate propaganda, organizations amassed a large voter turnout.
Among articles printed are “Indigenous People in Elections for Soviets” and “Elections for Soviets and Involvement of Women”. The first one stated that any propaganda for non-Russian peoples should be produced in their national languages. The second article advocated equality of men and women in political activity
and explained how to attract female voters. Promising solutions were organization of mother-and-child rooms, women’s get-togethers during pre-election meetings, as well as increasing female candidates in Soviets. According to statistics included, previous elections resulted in 432 female directors for rural Soviets and a female voter turnout significantly grew in the 1920s.
No copies found in Worldcat.