Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1984-1985.
Paperback. Within this collection of publications by the Novosti Press Agency, the USSR's state public information service from 1961 to 1990, you'll find Soviet cruises, an Italian journalist's praises of the Russian Orthodox Church and religious freedom in the U.S.S.R., an Australian peace activist's confirmation of the peace-loving nature of the Russian people, the story of the Soviet defeat of the Nazi forces on the Soviet-German front, a journey through the stages of the Socialist Revolution through the work of women, a survey of the many cultures within the USSR, factbooks for 1984 covering "rapid advances in robot technology" and the progress of Soviet pipelines, speeches and documents of Comecon, and more. These ten booklets are fascinating artifacts of the Soviet Union and its publications intended for international consumption.
Founded in Moscow in 1961 by the USSR Journalists’ Union, the USSR Writers’ Union, the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations With Foreign Countries, and the Znanie (Knowledge) society as a Soviet public information service, the Novosti Press Agency aimed "to aid the development and strengthening of mutual understanding, confidence, and friendship among peoples," according to The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). The Novosti Press Agency succeeded Sovinformburo, and in turn was succeeded by the Information Agency Novosti and then the Russian Information Agency Novosti, now Rossiya Segodnya.
Moderate wear to staplebound and perfect bound wraps, with creasing to corners, light dust soiling, and scattered rubbing. Tear to spine of The Roots of European Security. Small spots of dampstaining to rear wraps of CMEA and Roots of European Security. All bindings firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. OCLC shows 2 holdings for Flying the Soviet Flag, 16 for How I "Discovered" Religion in Russia, and 9 for CMEA: The Strength of Friendship and Cooperation. Good +. Item #3732