Read More... Featured Poster of the Week This poster educated and celebrates. The English translation from the Ukrainian text is, "No Illiteracy by the First of May of 1931". On one hand, the international workers' holiday of May 1 is being celebrated while the message of propagating Likbez (likvidatsiia bezgramotnosti), a campaign to "liquidate illiteracy" in the U.S.S.R., is also touted. Likbez began in 1919 when Vladimir Lenin signed the decree "On eradication of illiteracy among the population of RSFSR". All people aged 8 to 50 years were required to be literate in their native language. The artist of this poster is M. Sablin.