[AVANTGARDE COVER DESIGN / ÉMIGRÉ UKRAINIAN PROPAGANDIST IN ISTANBUL / DISPLACED PERSONS] Yeni Rusya’nin iç yüzü. [i.e., The real face of the new Russia]. Preface by Cafer Seydahmet [Kirimer]
VOLODIMIR MURSKY [VOLODYMYR MURSKIY] (1888-1935), Matbaacilik ve Nesriyat Türk Anonim Sirketi, Istanbul, 1932.
Original wrappers. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In Turkish. 110,  p.
First and only edition of this book originally written in Turkish language by Ukrainian political activist and publicist Murskiy who was deported from Galicia by Russian forces during the First World War.
As he was an adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ukrainian National Republic and director of the press and propaganda department, Murskiy published two books in Turkish: "Ukraine and its Struggle for Independence" (1930) (see the previous item) and "The Real Face of the New Russia" (1932), in where he actively promoted the need to reinstate independent Ukraine and destruction of Bolshevik regime. This is the first book he wrote in Turkish and presented to the President of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and received glowing reviews in the Turkish and Azerbaijan emigrant press. Murskiy also maintained close relations with the leaders of the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey, with Cafer Seydamet Qirimer (1889-1960). Qirimer would write forewords for his books.
Murskiy was a civic and political activist and publicist. A teacher by profession, he was deported from Galicia by Russian forces during the First World War. During Ukraine’s struggle for independence (1917–20) he was an adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ukrainian National Republic and director of the press and propaganda department. In 1921 he became a member of the Council of the Republic in Poland. After emigrating to Austria, he served the Government-in-exile of the Ukrainian National Republic as its envoy to Turkey. In addition to journalistic articles in Ukrainian, Polish, and Turkish, he wrote two books on Ukraine in Turkish, as well as several translations.” (The Encyclopaedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 - 1993).
As of 2023 September, OCLC shows only four copies: 84083357 (Bogaziçi University Library, International Institute of Social History (IISG)), 459751458 (BnF), 250642893 (SBB-PK in Germany); not in the American libraries.