Soviet Russia. Vol. 4 No. 11. March 12, 1921. Electrification Issue.

A fine installment of Soviet Russia with contributions from heavy hitters Lenin, Chicherin and Trotsky. Those interested in the original Soviet electrification project will find much of value, but don’t miss Colonel Beks’ travelogue from Gothenberg to Moscow and Arthur Watts detailed look at ‘The Care of Children in Soviet Russia.’ Lenin’s speeches to the Eighth All Russian Congress of Soviets, and Trotsky’s ‘The Single Economic Plan’ linked to online texts below. I am not aware of Trotsky’s ‘Single Economic Plan’ being available online.

Soviet Russia. Vol. 4 No. 11. March 12, 1921. Electrification Issue.

Contents: Problems before the Eighth Congress by N. Lenin, Krzyzanowski’s Speech, Electricity a Transforming Factor by Alfons Goldschmidt, Editorials, The Single Economic Plan by Leon Trotsky, The Care of Children in Soviet Russia by Arthur J. Watts, On the Way to Moscow by Lt.-Col. B. Roustam Bek, Dr. D.H. Dubrowsky Jewish Division of the People’s Commissariat for Nationalities, as its Representative in the United States, Commerce and Recognition by Chicherin, Wireless and Other News.

Soviet Russia began in the summer of 1919, published by the Bureau of Information of Soviet Russia and replaced The Weekly Bulletin of the Bureau of Information of Soviet Russia. In lieu of an Embassy the Russian Soviet Government Bureau was the official voice of the Soviets in the US. Soviet Russia was published as the official organ of the RSGB until February 1922 when Soviet Russia became to the official organ of The Friends of Soviet Russia, becoming Soviet Russia Pictorial in 1923. There is no better US-published source for information on the Soviet state at this time, and includes official statements, articles by prominent Bolsheviks, data on the Soviet economy, weekly reports on the wars for survival the Soviets were engaged in, as well as efforts to in the US to lift the blockade and begin trade with the emerging Soviet Union.

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