Translation: The Ukrainian Red Army is liberating its people!
Poster Number: PP 257
Category: Civil War
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: At top of poster: "Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic – Workers of all countries, unite!" The fight for the control of Ukraine lasted from 1917 until 1921 and ran concurrently with the Russian Civil War.
Media Size: 32x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: I.N. Kushnerev Typolithography, Moscow
Printer Notes: Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. The shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council.
Publisher: VTsIK (All-Russian Central Executive Committee), Moscow
Publishing Date: c.1919
Publisher Notes: When this poster was published, VTsIK operated from the "Second House of Soviets" in Moscow, formerly it was the high-end Hotel Metropol'. The poster indicates VTsIK publishing operations were at Entrance No. 4, Apartment 15. Another Moscow hotel, The National, was renamed the "First House of Soviets" and also was used for offices and as a dormitory for political leaders.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 315, poster 1819; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 140, poster 228
Catalog Notes: PP 257 Civil War