1) Pavlov, G. Piatiletki zaem druzhnei provernem! [i.e. Let’s Teamwise Implement a Loan of the Five-Year Plan!]. N.d. 12 leaves.
2) Shebuev, G. Marsh tret’ego goda [i.e. March of the Third Year]. N.d. 2 leaves.
3) Shebuev, G. Za vypolnenie – drat’sia [i.e. Struggle for the Implementation]. N.d. 3 leaves, including a reduced one.
4) German, P. Tretii, reshaiushchii… [i.e. The Third, the Crucial One…]. June 1931. 2 leaves.
5) Shiffers, L. Tretii, reshaiushchii. Teatralizovannyi doklad [i.e. The Third, the Crucial One. A Theatrical Report]. June 15, 1931. 8 leaves.
30x21 cm. Leaves tied together with clips. Some soiling, otherwise mint.
Extremely rare and curious survival of time.
The first work is a play for a provincial puppetry show. A list of characters contains Petrushka and other kolkhoz residents, a Komsomol member, a shock worker from Moscow, also an interventionist, a foe, a kulak, an opportunist. The play starts with a debate about new state bonds issued. Since the Civil War, the population of the country became the main creditor of the Soviet government. It launched large-scale propaganda with calls to subscribe for bonds. The campaign involved leading cultural figures, including Mayakovsky who wrote poems and ditties addressed to peasants. The play was also targeted at collective farmers. It expounds terms of the 1931 bonds and tries to encourage spectators. An antagonist, Egor is against paying the state even more money. His rivals “expose” him and introduce various negative characters into the play as an argument why this financial support is indispensable.
All the following works are propaganda poems supposed to be recited for the public in person or via radio. The years 1931-1932 may be considered the golden time of socialist construction. It was financed by any means and overfulfilment was promoted as norm.