The first meeting of the Committee of Literacy

19 April, Sunday
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April 9, 1861 the first meeting of the Committee of Literacy by the Free Economic Society took place

Leo Tolstoy, Turgenev and other well-known scientists and writers took part in it. Committee worked until 1919; it had contributed to the spread of literacy and knowledge among peasants by publishing books «for common people».

April 9, 1861
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