Translation: Voroshilov’s kilograms!
Poster Number: PP 373
Category: World War II
Artist: Deni (Denisov), Viktor Nikolaevich — Дени (Денисов), Виктор Николаевич
Poster Notes: The poster title is in reference to Kliment Voroshilov (1881-1969), Commissar of Defense. He was a Marshal of the Soviet Union (despite his reputation for being a poor strategist) before and during the U.S.S.R.’s involvement in World War II. After Stalin’s death in 1953, Voroshilov was removed from a position of direct political power.
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Izostat Institute Typolithography Workshop, [Moscow], 9 Bolshoi Komsomol'skii Street
Printing date: 25-Apr-39
Printer Notes: Izostat is the "All-Union Institute of Pictorial Statistics of Soviet Construction and Economy". It existed from 1931 to 1940.
Publisher: Gosvoenizdat NKO (State Military Publishing House by the National Commissariat of Defense of the USSR), Moscow
Publishing date: 1939
Publisher Notes: The State Military Publishing House was established as early as 1917 for publishing literature and information of a military nature in addition to issues within the purview of the Soviet military. It had offices in Moscow and in Leningrad.
Editorial Information: Editor M. Lebedev; Technical Editor Ia. Ustinov
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production and approved for printing April 25, 1939. Voenizdat I -400. Price 1 ruble, 50 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: G-2864.
Catalog Notes: PP 373 World War II