Primer aniversario del Ejército Rojo 1918-1919. “Soy un campesino, hijo de un proletario, y seré un soldado del Ejército Rojo mientras pueda empuñar un arma con mis manos, contra el odio de los enemigos de los trabajadores. Durante un año he luchado en todos los frentes bajo la estrella roja, -- bajo la bandera roja con la hoz y el martillo, la bandera que se está desplegando más y más lejos…” [la parte final del texto es ilegible]

Número de Cartel: PP 025
Información sobre el cartel: At the top of the poster is the hammer and plough inside a red star signifying unity of peasants and workers. It is the earliest emblem of the Soviets and was first used as a badge for the Red Army in 1918. It was officially approved on April 19, 1918. In August 1918, the hammer and sickle officially replaced the hammer and plough; the right side of the poster contains a broken crest for the House of Romanov (chains added) and the left depicts a stylized and broken Romanov coat of arms.
Tamaño: 31x23.5
Tipo de cartel: Lithograph
Fecha de publicación: 1919
Fuentes: Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 75, poster 1; page 144, poster 300
Información en el catálogo: PP 025 Civil War
Artista: Apsit, Aleksandr Petrovich (Apsītis, Aleksandrs) — Апситис, Александр Петрович
Alexandr Petrovich Apsit grew up amidst dire poverty and yet he received free instruction under the tutelage of the Saint-Petersburg painter, Lev Dmitriev-Kavkazskii.  By 1902, Apsit was noticed by the popular journals, including Rodina [Motherland], Zvezda [Star], and Niva, for which he produced sketches. He also illustrated the publications of writings by A.M. Gorkii, N.S. Leskov, and A.P. Chekhov, as well as those by D. Bedny, I.S. Nikritin, and M.E. S...
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Editorial: All-Russian Bureau of Military Commissars, Agitation and Education Department — Всероссийское бюро военных комиссаров (VBVK)
The publishing arm of the All-Russian Bureau of Military Commissars (VBVK) is considered the Bolsheviks' first central political organ for the Red Army. Its history dates to April 1918 when the People’s Commissariat for Military Affairs issued a decree forming military councils (soviets). This action established commissariats for military matters at the rural, provincial and district levels, and it formed the All-Russian Bureau of Military Commissars (VBVK), a bureau that was the cornerstone for the de...
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