Unser Blatt was published by the KfK (Kommission für Kirchenangelegenheiten) of the Allgemeine Bundeskonferenz der Mennonitengemeinden in Russland (General Conference of the Mennonite Congregations in Russia) as its monthly organ from November 1925 to June 1928, when it was forbidden by the government. Unser Blatt was the first official organ of the conference and made a very significant contribution at a time when there was little contact among the various Mennonite settlements and congregations and when they were going through a severe crisis because of the antireligious propaganda. The paper is today one of the best sources of information on the religious and cultural life of the Mennonites of Russia during that period. It published reports from the various settlements and congregations, statistics, biographies, and Russian laws pertaining to the religious groups and conscientious objectors to war. The editor was Alexander H. Ediger and the managing editor Kornelius K. Martens. Among its regular contributors were David H. Epp and Johann Rempel. The size of the magazine was 9¾ x 6½ in. and the number of pages 16 and later 24. Very few sets of the paper have been preserved in America, but sets are in the Mennonite Library and Archives (North Newton, Kansas) and the Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen, Indiana). An almost parallel paper was Der Praktische Landwirt, the organ of the Allrussischer Mennonitischer Landwirtschaftlicher Verein (All-Russian Mennonite Agricultural Association), which appeared monthly from May 1925 to December 1926.
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Krahn, Cornelius. "Unser Blatt (1925-1928)(Periodical)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 9 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Unser_Blatt_(1925-1928)(Periodical)&oldid=93798.
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