Translation: Workers of all countries, unite! [On the flag] Away with Polish landlords Away with imperialists of all countries RSFSR "Curses, curses on Polish landlords!" Death and shame on the perpetrators of violence!Read Full Translation...Workers of all countries, unite!
[On the flag]
Away with Polish landlords
Away with imperialists of all countries
"Curses, curses on Polish landlords!"
Death and shame on the perpetrators of violence!
"Comrades-brothers, hurry and take up your rifles"
To launch the last counter-attack against them!
Storm clouds are gathering above free Russia
And the executioners have raised their sword.
Worker! Peasant! With your powerful hand
Break those enemy swords!
"From fields and factories, from behind ploughs and from"
To rifles! Close ranks!
"So that the insistent, iron battalions are on the move"
Under the sign of the victorious star!
--Grandfather MironClose Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 440
Category: Civil War
Artist: Sh.N. — Ш.Н.
Poster Notes: Misc. copy reads: "The removal or covering over of this poster will be strictly prosecuted."
Media Size: 35x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: EZGB (State Paper Procurement Expedition)
Printer Notes: EZGB (Ekspeditsiia Zagotovleniia Gosudarstvennykh Bumag) was the State Paper Procurement Expedition A.K.A. Department of State Currency. It handled printing of currency and securities for the Imperial Government. EZGB traces its history to 1818 when it was organized by Decree of Emperor Alexander I. In 1919, EZGB was nationalized by the Soviets and transferred to the People's Commissariat of Finance where it was re-named the General Directorate for the Production of State Marks (Goznak).
Publisher: State Publishing House
Publishing Date: 1920
Print Run: 3,000
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), pages 299-300, poster 1557
Catalog Notes: PP 440 Civil War b