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What the Red Army is For

Dlia chego krasnaia armiia
Для чего красная армия

Dlia chego krasnaia armiia [What the Red Army Is For] (1927) is the story of two boys, Ivan and Stepan, and their encounter with a Red Army detachment in their town.  Galina and Olga Chichagova’s illustrations help the young reader to visualize the various duties performed by soldiers.  In doing so, their illustrations map out the important role the Red Army plays in defending the Soviet motherland.

Stephen M. Norris

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