The alphabet book (Букварь)

Here is the Soviet alphabet book, used to teach russian children to read and write. Almost anyone who was born in early 80s can remember this book.

Title page

This kind of books also called Азбука from the old names of the first two letters of the russian alphabet - Аз (А) and Буки (Б).

Here is the more modern version:

This site has a collection of such books:

November 9, 2015


Lol, fourth picture in the first link it says:

"[...] You'll learn how to read and write, at first, you'll write the dearest and closest words to us all: mom, Motherland, Lenin."

November 10, 2015

When I was a kid in Soviet school a teacher reprimanded one boy for writing Mom with the capital M and lenin with the small one. So it was not bloody lol!

On the other hand, the quality of teaching Russian was waaaaay higher. I weep every time I'm taking a look into my son's textbooks.

November 20, 2015

"Лес. Около леса река. В лесу сосны и ели. Сто лет росли они. Какие высокие сосны и ели. Красивы русские леса."

November 10, 2015

Good suggestion! I like that!

November 9, 2015
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