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A rare political Communist magazine, printed in Ottoman script, was issued in 1929 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan and includes articles on the industrial development of the country in the 5 years after Lenin’s death.

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A rare magazine with black and white illustrations within text was printed in 1929 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The magazine includes articles on the modern achievements in the technology, astronomy, and industry in the country 5 years after the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924.  

The back cover is decorated with caricatures and advertisement for the political satirical magazine Muştum (The Fist), which was also published in Uzbekistan.   

In 1924, the borders of political units in Central Asia were changed along ethnic lines determined by Vladimir Lenin’s Commissar for Nationalities, Joseph Stalin. In 1925 Uzbekistan became one of the republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Samarkand was the capital until 1930, when it was replaced by Tashkent. 

Uzbekistan was at the time one of the publishing centres for Communist books and magazines in Ottoman script, which could be, due to the comprehensible languages, distributed through Turkey, all the way to Persia.   

All the Communist magazines printed in this period in Uzbekistan are today rare and only sporadic examples appear in the Western libraries.

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