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Avangard ("Ավանգարդ") [Avant-garde]. 74 issues for 1926, 1927, and 1928. Organ of the Central and Yerevan Committees of the Young Communist League of Armenia].

Erevan: Tpagrakan Tresti Ar'ajin Tparan Hratarakowt'yown HK(b)K Kentkomi (Տպագրական Տրեստի Առաջին Տպարան) [The 1st Printing House of the Printing Trust], 1926–1928. Tabloid format, bound in later simple card boards. Numerous illustrations, including larger ones. Light stains and a few minor tears; occasional restoration to pages; still about very good.

Group of issues for the years 1926 to 1928 of Avangard, a newspaper of the Soviet and post-Soviet period. During the Soviet period, it was the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Leninist Young Communist League of Armenia; since 1991, it has been issued as an independent periodical and is not affiliated with any political party.

It was first published in Yerevan in 1923 and ceased publication during World War II. It discussed the development of communist upbringing of the youth, and covered the work of the Armenian Young Communist League. The issues contain numerous works by young poets and novelists; reviews about art and literature were also published. A number of the issues feature striking illustrations depicting mass scenes and protests, in an avant-garde vein. A few issues show anti-religious and anti-fascist cartoons. Other issues contain articles on British Communist youth against Stanley Baldwin; the Dzoraget Hydroelectric Power Station in Armenia; the German proletariat; one special issue is dedicated to International Women's Day on March 8.

Included are the following issues: nos. 71, 83, 86, 98 (1926); nos. 12, 16, 20, 26–29, 31, 34–38, 42, 46–49, 51–56, 61–62, 65, 67, 77, 82–84, 86–88, 90–91, 93, 96, 99, 102 (1927); 2, 7, 9–10, 13, 15–16, 20, 26–27, 30, 32–33, 35–37, 43–47, 49, 54–55, 57–58, 60, 63–65 (1928).

As of June 2023, KVK, OCLC show two institutional holdings worldwide, both with holdings commencing in the 1960s.

Book ID: 52700

Price: $1,250.00