Bibliia: Knigi Sviashchennago pisaniia Vetkhago i Novago Zavieta, kanonicheskiia.; V russkom perevode s Paralel'nymi Mestami.; Noviia zavet' gospoda nashego Iususa Khrista.

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HOLY BOOK - OLD & NEW TESTAMENT IN RUSSIAN PRINTED IN LONDON IN THE EARLY SOVIET PERIOD].

Britanskogo I Inostrannogo Bibleiskogo Obshchestva, London, 1922.

Original black cloth bdg. 'Bibliia' letter gilded on spine in Russian. Spine is repaired masterfully. Pages slightly faded. A very good copy. In Russian. 682, 208 p., maps. OCLC 926211178. First Edition of this edition. In Russia, the activities of the Bible Society Russia were greatly limited after Czar Nicholas I, (1825-1855), placed the society under the control of Orthodox church authorities. Following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, no Bibles were published until 1956, and even then the circulation was limited until the 1990s. Predominantly Orthodox, Baptist, Pentecostalist, Catholic, and Adventist groups authored religious samizdat texts. Though a diversity of religious samizdat circulated, including three Buddhist texts, no known Islamic samizdat texts exist. The lack of Islamic samizdat appears incongruous with the large percentage of Muslims who resided in the USSR. (Source: Wikipedia). This Russian Holy Book was printed in London, the capital of Britain, in the early Soviet era, 1922.