Translation: The Red Army is bringing liberation to the oppressed of the whole world
Poster Number: PP 471
Category: Civil War
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: This poster uses both emblems of the Soviet Union. The emblem of the hammer and plough inside the red star (seen at the lower right) is the earliest official Soviet emblem. It was first used a badge for the Red Army in 1918. The hammer and sickle, (on the flag) was first used as early as 1917 as a symbol of union between industry and the peasant society. In July 1918, the Soviets depicted it on the state seal of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR.
Media Size: 26x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: None indicated
Publisher: Political Directorate of the Odessa Military Region Commissariat Publishing House
Publishing Date: 1921
Publisher Notes: The Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (often abbreviated on posters as Lit.-Izd. Otd. Polit. Upravl. Rev. Voen. Sov. Respulik.) distributed 7.5 million posters, postcards and lubok-styled images from 1919 and 1922.
Catalog Notes: PP 471 Civil War