The Stalin Constitution

 Crest of the USSR. Page 3.

   In 1937, issues 9, 10, 11, and 12, representing September, October, November, and December, respectively, were released in a single, combined issue. It celebrates the 20 years since the Great October Socialist Revolution, and focuses upon the articles of the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, as well as profiles of various republics within the USSR.

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 Two figures standing on top of the globe, holding a hammer. Page 6.

Bibliographic Information

USSR in Construction, Illustrated Monthly Magazine

Issues 9, 10, 11, 12, September, October, November, December (combined) 1938

Published in four languages: Russian, English, French and German.

Under the editorship of A. V. Kosarev (chief editor), E. S. Yezhova (assistant chief editor) and S. B. Uritzki.

Text by Boris Agapov. 

Design and Make-up by Es and El Lisitsky. 

English by A. Fineberg.

Photos by M. Alpert, S. Alperin, J. Berliner, G. Grachev, A. Gostev, D. Debabov, V. "In the Socialist country children are a real joy and not a burden to the working woman." Page 107.Domansky, B. Kudoyarov, V. Kinelovsky, E. Langman, M. Markov, E. Mikulina, G. Petrusov, N. Petrov, Max Prekhner, M. Satz, A. Tartakovsky, S. Friedland, J. Khalip, I. Shagin, A. Shaikhet, D. Shulkin, A. Sterenberg and" Soyuzphoto".

Pictures and drawings by P. Vasiliev, S. S. Moor, B. V. Johanson, Kukryniksy, V. A. Favorsky and V. Shcheglov, with photograph of sculpture by I. Chaikov.

Maps and charts by Z. Deineka on material supplied by N. I. Egorov.

Materials, pictures and photographs have been also supplied by the Folk Museum of the USSR, Museum of Oriental Culture, Lenin Museum, Museum of the Revolution and the “History of the Civil War.”

Statistics taken from “Twenty Years of Soviet Government,” compiled by the Central Board of National Economic Accounting and published by Partizdat, Moscow.

The State Publishing House of Graphic Arts.  Paper, colours, and printing by Goznak.


  Noted Socialist scholars, and the "Pyramid of Rank," a cartoon from 1901. Pages 7-8.


Graph comparing economics and industrialization rates. Pages 27-28.

   Montage demonstrating the prosperit of Uzbekistan. Pages 65-66.


The Bolshevik Press. Pages 111-112.