Translation: The Red Army is the faithful defender of October, the mainstay of the architecture of peace, the USSR.
Poster Number: PP 715
Artist: Liubimov — Любимов
Poster is in Polish language. [At lower left] “We do not want an inch of foreign soil, but we will not give up an inch of our territory." -Stalin.
This poster is from a series printed in various languages during the era of tension along the Russo-Chinese border following the creation of the Japanese Manchu State in Manchuria, China. The image of the soldier in the background (of the three on the poster) is likely of Evenk (Tungus) or Manchu origin. Evenks are indigenous people of the areas along the Sino-Soviet border.
Media Size: 44x32
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow
Printer Notes: Krasnii Proletarii means "Red Proletarian". This Soviet printer was formerly the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop prior to nationalization
Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1932
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia; Technical Editor Gusev
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 4982; I. 35; Submitted for production August 9, 1932; Approved for printing August 26, 1932; Order No. 5796; Standard format 73 x 104; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 60 kopeks
Print Run: 1,550
Glavlit Directory Number: B-252..[illegible]
Sources: Mercer and Middlesex Auctions, LLC (2011).
Catalog Notes: PP 715 Military; Sister Poster PP 089