Institutions

Historical information :
The cooperative literary and art publishing house was organized in 1924 in Moscow by trust “Mospoligraph”; N.S. Angarsky headed publishing house. Except of the separate works of the Soviet writers it published the periodic literary collection “Bowels”. It was liquidated in 1932.
Historical information :
The decision about organization of Proletkult was approved by the 2nd city conference of Petrograd factory committees in August 1917. The first conferences on which Proletcult was organizationally legalized took place in: Petrograd - in October 1917; Moscow - in February 1918; and the All-Russia conference was in September 1918. In structure of Proletkulta were departments: theatre - art, literary - publishing, club, scientific and others; theatre collectives, including the 1st Working Theatre of Moscow Proletkult, theatre, graphic, musical and literary studios,studio, clubs and other; periodicals were published: “Proletarian culture” (1918 - 1921), “Bugle” (1918 - 1923), “Create” (1920 - 1921), “Working club” (1924-1928) and others. Proletkult was headed by P.I. Lebedev-Polyansky and V.F. Pletnev. Among members of Proletkult were writers: A.N. Afinogenov, P.K. Bessalko, M.P. Gerasimov, V.T. Kirillov, A. N. Pomorsky, I.I. Sadofyev and others; directors: A.A. Mgebrov, V.S. Smyshlyaev, S.M. Eisenstein and others; actors: Y.S. Glizer, M.M. Shtrauh and others. Views of theoreticians of Proletkult ( A.A. Bogdanov and V.F. Pletnev) was criticized by V.I. Lenin in 1920 and in 1922. It was liquidated according to the decision of Central Committee of VKP (bolshevik) of April 23, 1932.