Erevan: TsK MOPR Armianskoi SSR (Central Committee of Soviet Armenia's MOPR, or International Red Aid); “Pet-hrat” publ., 1937. Octavo (24.8 × 16.9 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; VIII, 88 pp. Nine photographs and reproductions throughout the text. Wear to base of spine; two pages with tears to upper right corner slightly affecting text; still about very good.
Scarce collection of articles about socialist movements worldwide, including various anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, and anti-fascist struggles in Germany, Spain (Civil War), Indochina, and elsewhere. With several striking illustrations, including a reproduction of a Republican anti-Franco poster from Andalucia. The International Red Aid (also known by its Russian acronym MOPR) was an international social aid organization established by the Communist International. It was founded in 1922 to function as an "international political Red Cross," providing material and moral aid to radical "class war" political prisoners around the world. Other articles that touch on the Spanish Civil War include "Spain and universal peace" by N. Maiorskii, "The Spanish people's heroes" and "Trotsky's agents in Spain" by Mikh. Kol'tsov. The essays also touch on the fate of Russians and other communists in Fascist Germany. Interesting photo-illustrated wrappers (unattributed) showing a protest march at bottom and a banner with Marx, Lenin, and Stalin at top. As of August 2019, we cannot trace any copies via KVK, OCLC.
Book ID: 50083