Item #631 Shashki v massy [Checkers to the masses], no. 21-22, 1931
Shashki v massy [Checkers to the masses], no. 21-22, 1931

Shashki v massy [Checkers to the masses], no. 21-22, 1931

Moscow: All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions, 1931. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. Item #631

24.5 x 17.5 cm. 323-351 [28] pages: illustrations. Text in Russian. One of 5,100 copies. A good copy with a slightly damaged spine.

A widely-read bi-weekly magazine focused on checkers, this publication was key in championing the game across the country, with a special emphasis on the working class. It played an essential role in fostering the growth and progression of the Soviet checkers scene, resonating with the enthusiastic mottos from the congress: "Checkers is a powerful tool of intellectual culture!" and "Introduce checkers to the workplace!" The magazine was instrumental in making checkers an integral part of the Soviet Union's intellectual and cultural milieu, particularly by promoting its adoption among the worker community.

Price: $60.00