1 The Book of English For Soviet Children

The Book of English For Soviet Children

Posted on July 8, 2013 by team


This is a book of English for third-grade pupils published in 1953. There are many interesting details in it which characterize that epoch.

Thus we can see that boys and girls studied at school separately. All pupils wore school uniform.

Separate education would be canceled a year after the book was published, in the studying year 1954/55. It became “more difficalt to arrange the pedagogical process and educational work”.

Boys and girls met only the Palace of Pioneers.

Besides, the book portrays the school uniform 1948 of girls and boys rather well.

That uniform had existed until 1962.

Casual clothes for boys.

Life of Soviet citizens living in big cities in early 50s.

There are no pictures of kitchens in the book, so we may suppose that all the interiors depicted are from communal apartments.

New Year’s celebration.

Pioneer girls parading in the centre of Leningrad.

And Great Leader Comrade Stalin, of course!

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One Response to “The Book of English For Soviet Children”

  1. Yildo says:

    For any anglos confused by the New Year page, toys = decorations. The children are making decorations for the tree.

    Clearly, 1950s Soviet Union had a shortage of native English speakers who could edit this textbook.

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