The Book of English For Soviet Children

The Book of English For Soviet Children

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

The Book of English For Soviet Children

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

The Book of English For Soviet Children

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”.

The Book of English For Soviet Children

Boys and girls met only the Palace of Pioneers.

The Book of English For Soviet Children

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

The Book of English For Soviet Children

That uniform had existed until 1962.

The Book of English For Soviet Children

Casual clothes for boys.

The Book of English For Soviet Children

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

The Book of English For Soviet Children

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

The Book of English For Soviet Children

The Book of English For Soviet Children

New Year’s celebration.

The Book of English For Soviet Children

The Book of English For Soviet Children

The Book of English For Soviet Children

The Book of English For Soviet Children

Pioneer girls parading in the centre of Leningrad.

The Book of English For Soviet Children

And Great Leader Comrade Stalin, of course!

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1 thought on “The Book of English For Soviet Children”

  1. 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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