Translation: The people are carrying policemen, the Tsar, capitalists and priests
Poster Number: PP 001
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Media Size: 45.5x33
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Redizdat (Editorial and Publishing Department)
Printer Notes: Redizdat was created in 1921 by the 3rd Congress of the Comintern (Communist International) and opened printing and publishing outlets in various Soviet-controlled zones during the Russian Civil War. For example, between April and June 1919, Ukrainian Redizdat (working in concert with Narkomvoen, Ukraine) printed over six million propaganda leaflets and over one million copies of the book Red Army. In subsequent years (1936 to 1937), Redizdat was transformed into Gidrometeoizdat (State Scientific and Technical Hydro-meteorological Publishing House).
Publisher: Narkomvoen (People's Commissariat for Military Affairs)
Publishing Date: c.1918
Publisher Notes: Narkomvoen was created after the October Revolution via a reorganization of the Provisional Government's ministry of war. Narkomvoen demobilized the Imperial Army, it created the Red Army and the Red Fleet (navy) and it introduced universal military training.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 224, poster 831
Catalog Notes: PP 001 Workers b