Translation: Ensure the fulfillment of workers by non-cash payments through the Savings Bank. [Center of poster]: "Finish the Five-Year Plan in four years"; "Universal Coverage".
Poster Number: PP 1126
Artist: Korsakov, S. — Корсаков, С.
Poster Notes: The sberkassa (savings account) system was operated as a state savings office of the USSR State Bank (Gosbank). The system began in February 1923 in Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Receivables were treated as government debt whereby the state borrowed from the population through individual accounts. The system relied on a central bank in each union republic feeding off personal accounts at state-run "savings offices" (sberkassy) in each respective republic. Sberkassa was the only personal banking available to the population until 1988 to 1991 when the Sberbank (Savings Bank) system replaced it along with several other state banks.
Media Size: 31.5x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: State Lithography Workshop named for M. Tomskii, Leningrad
Printer Notes: In 1924, the 1st State Lithography Workshop in Leningrad was named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and the head of the State Publishing House. In the mid-1930s, this workshop became the 24th Lithography Workshop of Ogiz. Historically, the printing workshop had been owned by Fedor Kibbel' prior to Soviet nationalization and was located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg (A.K.A. Petrograd). The workshop was designated the “1st State Lithographic" upon termination of Kibbel'’s ownership.
Publisher: Oblsberkassy (Regional Savings Banks)
Publishing Date: 1931
Print Run: 25,000
Glavlit Directory Number: 72274. Lenoblastlit, Leningrad regional section of Glavlit
Sources: Garvy, G. (1977). Money, financial flows, and credit in the Soviet Union. New York: National Bureau of Economic Research.
Catalog Notes: PP 1126 Workers b