Abstract

Purpose: The article made in the framework of such a new, but dynamically developing trend for post-Soviet historiography, that is the history of Soviet childhood, aims to identify and study the role and the place of periodicals for children in Soviet educational practices.

Methodology: The work also used the methods of historical psychology, in particular, child psychology, in order to identify specific ways of educational impact on target reading group among children.

Result: The results of the study are represented not only by potential informational capability description of such a historical source that is poorly studied by domestic and foreign source science, as the Soviet periodicals for children (in particular, the newspaper "Pionerskaya Pravda"), but also by the determination of the Soviet child media space possibilities concerning the education of "militant atheists". The materials of the article can be used in the process of the Soviet history of Russia, the history of religion, the history of childhood teaching, as well as the history and source study of periodicals in the USSR.

Applications: This research can be used for universities, teachers, and students.

Novelty/Originality: In this research, the model of the Antireligious campaign of the Soviet power during late 1920s and "Pionerskaya Pravda" newspaper is presented in a comprehensive and complete manner.

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