(Youth), a monthly literary and sociopolitical journal; an organ of the Writers’ Union of the USSR. lunost’ has been published in Moscow since 1955. The first editor was V. Kataev; B. Polevoi became editor in February 1962.
The journal is intended mainly for young readers, which significantly determines its subject matter. Contributors have included A. Tvardovskii, K. Simonov, O. Berggol’ts, Iu. Nagibin, I. Drutse, B. Akhmadulina, V. Bykov, B. Vasil’ev, V. Titov, B. Slutskii, V. Aksenov, A. Bitov, A. Voznesenskii, A. Rekem-chuk, E. Evtushenko, S. Antonov, R. Rozhdestvenskii, A. Ry-bakov, and F. Iskander. Circulation, 2,650,000 (1977).
a voluntary sports society for the schoolchildren of Moscow. lunost’ was founded in 1958, and since 1964 it has been under the jurisdiction of the Moscow City Council of Trade Unions and the Central Board of Popular Education of the Moscow City Executive Committee.
In 1977 the society consisted of 962 physical-culture groups from schools of general education. Of the 378,000 members, approximately 290,000 regularly participate in physical culture and sports, 240,000 participate in school sports groups, and more than 24,000 are enrolled in 46 sports schools for children and young people. More than 30 sports are practiced, the most popular of which are basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, track and field, table tennis, soccer, and skiing.
From 1958 to 1976, lunost’ members included 1.8 million recipients of the badge Ready for Labor and Defense of the USSR, 1.6 million officially rated sportsmen (including more than 7,000 Sportsmen First Class and candidates for Master of Sport), and more than 250 Masters of Sport. The society trained approximately 400 champions and more than 500 prizewinners at youth competitions in the USSR and all-Union schoolchildren’s Spartakiads..