An uncommon work on the first five years of the communism in Russia in German language was written by a Russian writer Lev Sosnovsky and was published in Saint Petersburg and Berlin. It glorifies the communism the first five years after the revolution. The accompanying powerful illustrations in black and red were made by various artists.
Sosnovsky was born in a Jewish family in Orenburg. He joined the Bolsheviks in 1903 and was active as a writer and journalist after the revolution. As a supporter of Trotsky and opponent of Stalin Sosnovsky was forced to leave Moscow. He was one of the last Trotskyists to capitulate. In the following years Sosnovsky was arrested on several occasions. He was shot as an anti-Stalinist after a short trial in 1937.
References: OCLC 10474488, 602774921.