Translation: Peasant, give your weapons to a Red Army soldier!
He will protect your possessions and your land better than you
[On the top]
"Workers of all countries, unite!"
Poster Number: PP 466
Category: Civil War
Artist: Kostianitsyn, Vasilii Nikolaevich (Kostitis, Vasilijs) — Костяницын, Василий Николаевич
Poster Notes: Poster was produced during the period of War Communism when goods were being requisitioned from the public by the Red Army.
Media Size: 46x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publisher: Political Directorate of the R.V.S.R. (Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic)
Publishing Date: c.1919
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 274, poster 1311; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 141, poster 247
Catalog Notes: PP 466 Civil War b