[En la parte superior, en el pergamino] Por qué necesitamos la cuenca de Donetsk. [En el pergamino pequeño, bajo el soldado con la bandera roja] Los yacimientos de carbón alrededor de Donetsk deben ser nuestros. ¡Soldados del Ejército Rojo, a las armas! ¡Obreros y campesinos, a las armas! Hay que aplastar a las hordas de general zarista Denikin quien, para beneficiar a kulaks y terratenientes, quiere matar de hambre a los obreros y campesinos revolucionarios. [Traducción parcial]

Número de Cartel: PP 450
Información sobre el cartel: [Under the scroll] coal and iron.
Tamaño: 32.5x23.5
Tipo de cartel: Lithograph
Fecha de publicación: c.1918
Fuentes: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 357, poster 2141
Información en el catálogo: PP 450 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. Saltykov-Shchedrin. Through these commissions he gained a stellar reputation, becoming one of the best-paid illustrators in the city.

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Editorial: Litizdat (Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic) — Литиздат

Litizdat (Literaturno-izdatel'skii otdel politicheskogo upravleniia RVSR) was established in June 1919 by order of the Department of the Political Directorate (PUR) of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (RVSR). A formal decree approved its existence in October that year. Due to the hierarchy of Litizdat's formation, its title is often abbreviated as Litizdat PUR RVSR on publications it issued. As the main publishing arm for the Red Army and the Red Navy, Litizdat distributed a total of 7.5 million posters and postcards between 1919 and 1922. After the Russian Civil War, Litizdat PUR was dissolved and its functions were divided into a succession of state publishing entities. In 1921, the key functions of Litizdat were assigned to the Department of Military Literature (Litrevsor) and by 1924, Litrevsor gave-way to the State Military Publishing House (Gosudarstvennoe voennoe izdatel'stvo), Voenizdat-Voengiz.

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