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Translation: The coalfields surrounding Donetsk should be ours! Red Army soldiers to arms! Workers and peasants to arms!Read Full Translation...The coalfields surrounding Donetsk should be ours! Red Army soldiers to arms! Workers and peasants to arms! "Crush the bands of the czar’s general Denikin who, for the benefit of kulaks and landlords, wants to put to death by starvation the revolutionary peasants and workers." "1.     When the Don River basin of the Donetsk region is ours, we will have coal. And then all our factories and plants will start to work." "2.     When we have coal, trains and ships will travel and bring bread for starving cities and villages." "3.     When the coalfields surrounding Donetsk are ours, we will have iron. And then the peasant will have a tool to repair his plough and to straighten a wheel, he will have a sickle, scythe, axe and agricultural implements." "4.     When we have coal and iron, our plants and factories will run, we will have bread, fabrics, shoes and different goods – everything which the White Army which captured the coal fields surrounding Donetsk took from us." Forward for the coal fields surrounding Donetsk!Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 450
Category: Civil War
Artist: Apsit, Aleksandr Petrovich (Apsītis, Aleksandrs) — Апситис, Александр Петрович
Media Size: 32.5x23.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publisher: Political Directorate of the R.V.S.R. (Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic)
Publishing Date: c.1918
Publisher Notes: Litizdat was the portmanteau word for Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (R.V.S.R.) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). It distributed 7.5 million posters, postcards and lubok-styled images from 1919 to 1922.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 357, poster 2141
Catalog Notes: PP 450 Civil War