Vladimir Alekseevich Popov (1875-1942) - Russian and Soviet writer and enlightener, teacher, editor of the magazine “Around the World ”, traveler, author of the song “Potato” .
|Vladimir Alekseevich Popov|
|Date of Birth||1875|
|Date of death||November 13, 1942|
|Citizenship||Russian Empire → the USSR|
writer , enlightener, editor , traveler , teacher , publisher
Publishing and Publishing
The son of proofreader Alexei Popov, from the family of well-known Moscow merchants Popov, and German Wilhelmina Stark. Since 1907, he has been the editor of the journal Sytin published by the Bulletin of the Book, Teaching and Librarianship. In 1905 he was appointed Sytin as the editor of Around the World magazine, the quality of which he managed to sharply raise: a large amount of good adventure and fantastic literature, original and translated, essays on travels written specially on the instructions of the editorial staff appeared in the magazine, etc. In 1911 in the year as an appendix to "Around the World" created the magazine "On Land and at Sea" (from 1915 - "World War", then "Adventure Journal"), in 1914 - the magazine "Herald of Sports and Tourism"; in addition, he edited the children's magazine Mirok. Popov, in particular, played a role in the creative fate of Sergei Yesenin , publishing his first poems in Mirka from 1913-1914.  At the initiative of V. A. Popov, the magazine “Around the World” propagated the study of languages - Esperanto (1909-1917) and English (1916-1917) among its readers. 
He wrote stories and tales for children under the pseudonym Vl. Alyoshin.
Participation in the scout movement
As a teacher, Popov took an active part in the scout movement, being one of the leaders of Moscow scouts  . His journal also published a scout leaflet, “Be Ready!”; in 1915, he created the world's first scout museum. His position in the scout movement in various sources is defined as the head of the First Moscow squad    or the 1st Moscow scout squad  ; the position of instructor of the Second Moscow Scout Squad at the Imperial River Yacht Club is also mentioned  The last squad - “river scouts” - was created personally by Popov in the spring of 1916 ; he was distinguished by blue ties. Popov organized a 6-week camp for him on the territory of the yacht club on the Sparrow Hills .  .
Popov owns the music of the scout anthem “Be Ready!” (1915, words by Nikolai Aduev  ) and the popular scout (in the USSR pioneer) song “Potato” . In 1917, he published the book Boy Scouts: A Guide to Youth Self-Education. [eleven]
Post Revolution Activities
After a break in editorial activity caused by the revolution, he entered the cooperative publishing house “ Land and Factory ” and in 1925 began to publish the magazine “ World Pathfinder ”, then (since 1927 ) - “Around the World”, restored by him as an appendix to the “World Pathfinder” ". There, in particular, Belyaev ’s novel Amphibian Man was first published. After the liquidation of non-governmental publishing houses, the World Pathfinder (with the literary application World Tourism) was closed; only "Around the World" ( 1932 ) survived. In 1935, in Sverdlovsk, Popov created the Ural Pathfinder magazine, also closed on the ninth issue (but later, after Stalin's death, it was renewed and widely known). His further attempts to engage in his beloved activities failed. He died in a car accident.
- Yuri Prokushev. Sergey Yesenin (Inaccessible link) . Date of treatment March 1, 2008. Archived March 26, 2017.
- Esperanto and Around the World
- MATERIALS ON THE HISTORY OF SCOUTING Experience magazine, No. 19 (1955) (inaccessible link) . Date of treatment March 1, 2008. Archived May 12, 2008.
- HISTORY OF RUSSIAN EXPLORATION unopened (inaccessible link) . Date of treatment March 1, 2008. Archived March 14, 2008.
- Alexey Kuleshov. Be ready for Russia! (inaccessible link) . Date of treatment March 1, 2008. Archived on May 6, 2008.
- Russian scouting (Inaccessible link) . Date of treatment March 1, 2008. Archived March 14, 2008.
- History of the scout movement in Russia (Inaccessible link) . Date of treatment March 1, 2008. Archived February 19, 2008.
- Children of General Robert (inaccessible link)
- History of scouting in Russia at the beginning of the XX century
- “To Help the Manager” No. 48, April 2002 (unavailable link) . Date of treatment February 28, 2008. Archived April 1, 2008.
- V. S. Preobrazhensky and V. A. Popov “Boy Scouts. "The self-education manual for young people according to the scouting system of Sir Robert Baden-Powell in relation to the conditions of Russian life and nature." Moscow, 1917