All-Russian Society for the Deaf

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

All-Russian Society for the Deaf

 

a public organization that operates under the general direction and supervision of the Ministry of Social Security of the RSFSR. Founded in 1926.

The task of the All-Russian Society for the Deaf consists in bringing people with hearing defects (the deaf, the deaf and dumb, and the hard of hearing) into an association in order to match them up with socially useful work, to improve their cultural and everyday living conditions, and to expand their general education, occupational skills, and political awareness. The managing body of the society is the central board, which is elected at the society’s congresses for a term of four years. There are also societies for the deaf in all other Union republics. The society has published the journal Zhizn’ glukhikh (Life of the Deaf) since 1933.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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