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Moscow: Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel'stvo Politichesky Literatury, 1944. Second printing [stated]. Stiff boards. TEST IS IN RUSSIAN. , 75,  pages. Frontis portrait of Stalin. Footnotes. Some page browning. Some cover wear, discoloration and soiling. "Printed in Soviet Union" stamped on title page. Rare surviving copy.
San Francisco, CA: Proletarian Publishers, c1970. Unknown edition, unknown printing [copyright is 1934]. Trade paperback. 96 pages. Occasional footnotes. Reference Notes. Proletarian Publishers was started in 1972 as a rebuttal to the Communist Party, USA. The San Francisco based organization sought to build a multinational Marxist-Leninist Communist Party. They viewed CPUSA as revision of Bolshevik communism and a major deterrent from a true multinational communist party. They published throughout the 1970s on topics related to communism and Marxism. Vladimir Viktorovich Adoratsky (1878–1945) was a Russian revolutionary, Soviet historian, Marxist Philosopher and political theorist. Born in Kazan in to a poor merchant family, he graduated in law from Kazan University, and joined the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1904. Arrested in 1905, he was deported to Astrakhan province. After his release he emigrated to Geneva. Later, he lived in Paris, London - where he met Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Berlin and Munchen, returning to Russia in 1918. In 1920-28, he was assistant manager of the Central Archives Board, in 1928-31, deputy director of the Lenin Institute, and in 1932 a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. In the 1920s, he edited volumes of philosophical writings by Marx and Engels, and Lenin, and wrote a number of works on the Marxist theory of the state and law, and on the philosophy and history of Marxism. Early in 1931, Adoratsky became head of the merged Marx-Engels and Lenin Institutes. He also led the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy in 1936-39. He retired due to ill health in 1939, he died in Moscow in 1945.