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Soviet Union journal covers July 1953

Chronicle of life of people in the USSR through Soviet Union journal covers. July 1953

Soviet Union journal covers
Sovetsky Soyuz, or “The Soviet Union” was a monthly illustrated journal, published in Moscow in 1930-1991. The magazine published articles on the events of the internal life of the USSR and its foreign policy, showing, among other things, the advantages of living in the USSR. Available in Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Serbo-Croatian, Urdu, Hindi, Finnish, Romanian, Hungarian, Mongolian, Bengali, Vietnamese, and Italian languages. Of course, distributed in the USSR and abroad. The magazine had a supplement “Sport in the USSR”. Founded by Maxim Gorky, until 1950 the magazine had another title – “USSR under Construction”. Unfortunately, along with the collapse of the Soviet Union, many newspapers and magazines have ceased to exist, including The Soviet Union.

From left to right - Deputy of the Orekhovo-Zuevsky City Council of Working People's Deputies PG Silin, MP of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR M.M. Volkova and deputy of the City Council E. N. Shibaeva

From left to right – Deputy of the Orekhovo-Zuevsky City Council of Working People’s Deputies PG Silin, MP of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR M.M. Volkova and deputy of the City Council E. N. Shibaeva

Journal Categories included-
“Mail. Letters, photographs, drawings “- readers’ letters and responses to them edition;
“About everything” – brief notes on notable events in the USSR;
“Girls and boys” – articles for children;
“Sport” – articles about the Soviet sports and athletes;
“Pages of History” – article about the history of the Soviet Union and Russia;
“On joint construction projects to joint ventures” – article about the cooperation of the USSR with other countries.

Labor Glory
Soviet power and the collective farm system opened unlimited opportunities for the flourishing of the happy, prosperous life of the peasantry. It created all the conditions for the manifestation of the initiative and creative forces of agricultural workers-masters of high harvests, many of which deserved nationwide fame. Among the thousands of other foremost workers of the collective farm village, the collective farmer of the Lvov region, the Ukrainian SSR, Ulyana Danilovna Bashtyk, enjoys great labor glory in the Soviet Union. An ordinary peasant woman, she became one of the active organizers of collective farming. For self-sacrificing labor on collective farm fields, for ensuring high yields of rye, Ulyana Bashtyk was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor. The villagers chose her chairman of the collective farm named after JV Stalin, and Ulyana Danilovna skillfully runs a large, continuously growing social economy. During the elections to the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR, the workers elected Ulyana Bashtyk as their deputy to the supreme body of state power of the republic. She participated in the Fourth All-Union Conference of Peace Supporters.

Meanwhile, the magazine cover (above picture) features Deputies of the Soviets, workers of the Orekhovo cotton mill. From left to right – Deputy of the Orekhovo-Zuevo City Council of Working People’s Deputies PG Silina, MP of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR M.M. Volkova and deputy of the City Council E. N. Shibaeva. Photo by V. Shakhovsky.

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