“Literacy is a clean window onto the world….”
100 years since formation of Soviet Extraordinary Commission for the Liquidation of Illiteracy - WSWS 🔗 🇷🇺 📚 📖 ✍️ 🗓
“On June 19, 1920 the Soviet government led by Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky established the All Russian Extraordinary Commission for the Liquidation of Illiteracy (Cheka Likbez).
The organisation played an important role in leading the campaign to wipe out illiteracy within the Soviet Union, eliminating one of the most damaging legacies of Tsarist backwardness and poverty. The Soviet literacy campaign remains the largest and most successful in world history.”