PIONEER

ПИОНЕР

Moscow: Molodaya Gvardiya / Pravda, 1924-to date

Pioneer started as an illustrated magazine on literature, art and politics for the youth. It was the organ to the the Central Bureau of the Komsomol, the Communist Organization of Lenin's Pioneers. Although the magazine had some great Soviet writers as Lev Kassil, its outlook and design was rather conservative and not very exciting. The first issue: March 1924 was edited by Leon Trotsky. Therefore this copy was removed and destroyed by Stalin so that only few copies of this issue exist. The magazine was published in 10 issues in 1924 and in 24 issues per annum from 1925-1929. From 1932 to 1935 it was published in 36 issues per annum and in 1936 again in 24 issues. After 1936 it was published as a monthly magazine The magazine is still published to date but with a print run of 1,500 copies. The maximum circulation of 1,860,000 copies was reached in 1987.

 

Reference:

Moscow 2000, p. 122

1930-7

 

1933-23

1935-3

1935-5/6

 

1935-14

1936-5

1936-8

 

1936-9

 

1936-11

1936-12

 

1937-2

1937-4

1937-8

 

1937-10

1937-11

1937-12

 

1938-5

1938-10

1939-7

1939-8

 

1939-9

1940-6

 

1940-7

1940-8

1940-9

1940-10

1940-11

 

1953-09

 

1959-10

1962-2

1962-4

 

1978-10

1979-10

1987-4

1987-8

1987-12