Translation: Long live the three-million-man Red Army!!
Poster Number: PP 015
Category: Civil War
Artist: Apsit, Aleksandr Petrovich (Apsītis, Aleksandrs) — Апситис, Александр Петрович
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Pechatnik Typolithography Workshop, Moscow, 26 Khapilovskaia Street
Publisher: All-Russian Bureau of Military Commissars Agitation and Education Department
Publishing date: c.1919
Publisher Notes: In 1919, to reinforce management and political education in the army, the 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik) formed a “Political Section” of the Revolutionary Military Committee (RVTs) and transferred the functions of the All-Russian Bureau of Military Commissars under it. When the All-Russian Bureau of Military Commissars was dissolved, the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council (PUR) was created in its place.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 248, poster 1039
Catalog Notes: PP 015 Civil War b