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#219 - Nadezhda Krupskaya

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Rare letter advocating for teachers in the Bolshevik state

Russian Bolshevik revolutionary and politician (1869–1939) who was the wife of Vladimir Lenin from 1898 until his death in 1924. ALS in Russian, signed “With Communist regards, N. Krupskaya,” one page, 5.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead, October 6, 1932. Letter to Comrade Kuchinsky. In full (translated): “Please, pay attention to the matter of teacher Lutko—50 years of service—and the matter of Leonovich. You know how serious the situation is for retired teachers. I sent you a number of letters, and I already spoke with you—it is necessary that Tsekirov raise the matter of the retired teachers. By all means, something must be done before the 15th of July. I tried to call G. Shumskom, but I have not at all been able to reach him. Call me sometime and let me know whether you will take action on this matter.” Overall toning, scattered tack holes to the left side, and slight paper loss to one corner, otherwise fine condition. Having always been drawn to Tolstoy’s theories on education, before the revolution Krupskaya worked as an instructor at night school for factory employees looking to further their education. After the revolution, she dedicated herself to increasing the quantity and quality of libraries throughout the nation, as a method of improving education for the masses. In an official capacity, she also served as the Soviet Union's Deputy Minister of Education from 1929 until her death in 1939. Highly desirable content regarding her foremost undertaking. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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