National Geographic : 1942 Dec
Brain Food Paves a Street at Kuibyshev, Wartime Capital of One-seventh ofthe Earth One corner of an outdoor market is devoted to books, some of them dating from before the revolution. Since October25, 1917, thirst forknowledge hasbeen anoticeable feature of Soviet life. In 1939, newspapers in the U.S .S.R. had a circulation of 37,500,000 and nearly 45,000 books were published in99languages.