Translation: The Red Army is the defense of the proletarian revolution.
Poster Number: PP 1000
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: On the flag: "23 February 1919". The date signifies the second anniversary (1917-1919) of the February Revolution; the cataclysmic event that led to the October Revolution in 1917. At the lower left is the hammer and plough symbol for the Red Army. This was a symbol approved on April 19, 1918 and it was replaced by the hammer and sickle in August 1918.
Media Size: 38.5x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Printer not indicated
Publisher: Union of Communes (SKSO) of the Northern Region
Publishing Date: 1919
Publisher Notes: Union of Communes (SKSO) of the Northern Region was an association of Soviets that existed from April 1918 until February 1919.
Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 267, poster 1240.
Stites, R. (1991). Revolutionary dreams: Utopian vision and experimental life in the Russian Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press. (hammer and plough symbol)
Catalog Notes: PP 1000 Revolution b