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ERIC Number: ED091898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Organisation of Recreation for the Blind in the USSR.
Kulicheva, N.
The booklet contains a brief description of recreation under the auspices of the All-Russia Society for the Blind in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and a number of photographs illustrating recreational activities. It is noted that approximately 24,000 blind persons participate in recreational activities located in club rooms near their residences and places of work. Mentioned are the following opportunities: participation in instrumental groups such as folk and brass bands, dramatic groups, amateur art groups, study in adult education courses involving 5,000 persons, reading books (braille or talking books) provided by the Prosveshchenie Publishing house in 71 regional libraries, and participation sports involving 22,000 persons in areas such as chess - the favorite - field and track and gymnastics. It is explained that the blind in the Soviet Union have families, work they like, recreational facilities, and opportunities to attend concerts, operas, the cinema, or ice hockey. Included among photographs are portrayals of a group from the Sverdlovsk Club performing the "Youth Dance" and two blind chess masters watched by fans at the Soviet vs. Yugoslavia chess tournament. (MC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: All-Russia Society for the Blind, Moscow (USSR).
Identifiers - Location: USSR