BSE - One of the largest and most authoritative universal encyclopedia in the world. This is the most ambitious publishing project of the Soviet era. For fifty years, was released three editions.
Great Soviet Encyclopedia (BSE) contains about 100 thousand articles and about 35 thousand illustrations. All this wealth of information fit in 30 volumes.
Great Soviet Encyclopedia (BSE) has experienced three editions. The first edition was published from 1926 to 1947. The second edition of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia was published from 1950 to 1958. The third edition of BSE was issued from 1969 to 1978.
Great Soviet Encyclopedia (BSE), the application can be regarded as the fourth "birth" 2009.
Great Soviet Encyclopedia (BSE) contains a wealth of information on all areas of human knowledge. From arts and culture to science and technology. Huge number of articles devoted to biographies of prominent Soviet and foreign leaders. Many of the articles suffer from excessive ideological and politicized, but nevertheless very horrosho represent the views of the time. Scientific and technical articles, though outdated, but nevertheless continue to be of historical value, showing the level of knowledge at that time. Very indicative in this sense, article in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia (BSE) about the periodic system of elements.