Translation: Did you [farmer] fulfill your food donation quota? Bad things are coming into our fatherland! The starving Tsar is in a hurry to help Polish landlords and second-rate bastard generals who are followers of Wrangel! Peasant!Read Full Translation...Did you [farmer] fulfill your food donation quota?
Bad things are coming into our fatherland!
The starving Tsar is in a hurry to help Polish landlords and second-rate bastard generals who are followers of Wrangel!
Peasant! Are you going to tolerate starvation in the trenches of your defenders?
Are you going to starve workers who are manufacturing your [works]?
Are you going to deprive women and children of a piece of bread?
Those hiding bread are collaborators with the Tsar and Landlords!
Those wasting seed on homemade liquor are drinking the blood of their starving brothers!
There will be no mercy for withholders of bread! There will be no forgiveness for speculators!
"Brother peasant, did you fulfill your food donation quota? Hurry! Don’t Wait!"Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 260
Category: Civil War
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: This poster was produced during War Communism, a period of emergency economic policies initiated by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. The term also refers to the period when the Bolsheviks were consolidating their power across Russia. War Communism lasted from 1918 until early 1921. There was large-scale expropriation of private enterprise, nationalization of industry and seizure of private grain reserves and accompanying foodstuffs. Ultimately, this policy was detrimental to the post-Civil War economy of the Soviet Union.
Media Size: 28.5x19.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publisher: State Publishing House, Kazan'
Publishing Date: 1920
Print Run: 8,000
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 438, poster 2867; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 162, poster 526
Catalog Notes: PP 260 Civil War