Translation: Glory to Lenin’s Komsomol
Poster Number: PP 196
Artist: Kokorekin, Aleksei Alekseevich — Кокорекин, Алексей Алексеевич
Poster Notes: The Komsomol was the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League. It was first called the Russian Young Communist League (RKSM) but with the unification of the U.S.S.R., it was made an all-union organization and youth division of the All-Union Communist Party. Komsomol was the final tier of the three youth organizations in the U.S.S.R. Members were between the ages 14 to 28 and they joined after graduating from the Young Pioneers. Prior to being Pioneers, they graduated at age 9 from the Octobrists.
Media Size: 41.5x31
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow
Printer Notes: Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography Workshop was a contract printer for Gospolitizdat (State Publishing House of Political Literature) the foremost publisher of political literature and propaganda material in the USSR. It was called "Partizdat" from the 1930s to the 1940s and then, it was re-named Politizdat in the 1960s.
Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography began under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded it as the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his printing company was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. The Kushnerev shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council. It was placed under the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust around 1920 and was re-named the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop. By 1921, it was briefly re-named the 20th State Typolithography Workshop and then, it became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant around the time that its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street.
By late 1924 the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was placed under the management of Gosizdat (State Publishing House). The printer retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1958
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor Ia. Marinenko
Technical Information on Poster: November 28, 1957. Publication No. 1-732. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 3370. Price 1 ruble.
Print Run: 200,000
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh10877.
Catalog Notes: PP 196 Youth