Rabochaya Partiya, 1908-1912. Item #29249
(FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. First four issues are 12 pages each (36cm) ; remainder are 4-6 pages each (48cm) . In Russian. Issues 1-13, 15-25 with supplements for 17, 12 and 21 as well as a broadsheet on May Day (International Workers' Day) . Title translates to English as, "Truth: Labor Newspaper. " The original Pravda was founded in 1905 by Spilka, a breakaway party from the Revolutionary Ukrainian Party. In October 1908 Leon Trotsky was called in to edit the newspaper and pick it up from its insignificant and run down state. After several issues, the Spilka left the newspaper to Trotsky – the subtitle "Organ Ukrainskago Soyuza 'Spilki' [Organ of the Ukrainian Union 'Spilka'] appears only on the first two issues – who converted it into a Russian social democratic newspaper aimed at Russian workers. The editorial staff consisted of Trotsky and, at various times, Victor Kopp, Adolf Joffe and Matvey Skobelev, who tried to avoid the factional issues that divided Russian émigrés and concentrated on the issues of interest to Russian workers. The newspaper published its last issue on April 23, 1912. CONTENTS INCLUDES: Pora Prosnut'sya Sel'skim Rabochim [It's Time to Wake Up the Rural Worker] -- Ha Bor'bu s Bezrabotitsey I Golodom [The Fight Against Unemployment and Hunger] -- Balkanskiy Vopros [The Balkans Question] -- Zhizn' I Bor'ba Mirovogo Proletariata [Life and Struggle of the World Proletariat] -- Polozhenie "Pravdy" v Partii [The Position of Pravda in the Party] -- Nasha Partiya I Yeya Zadachi [Our Party and It's Problems] -- Zhelezo I Krov' [Iron and Blood] -- Karl Marks I Rossiya v 1909 g. [Karl Marx and Russia in 1909] -- Natsional'naya Bor'ba I Edinstvo Proletariata [National Struggle and Unity of the Proletariat] -- Kooperativy I Sotsializm [Cooperatives and Socialism] -- Russkie Rabochie I Evreyskoe Bezpravie [Russian Workers and the Jews Without Rights]. Non-archival tape to front of No. 1 with some damage to text. Some light wear and closed tears to edges of several issues, but no other loss of text. Very Good Condition. (RUS-11-12a).