Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

Translation: If the Red Flag appears, if people reach enlightenment, this is thanks to the Red Army soldier – the first support of the Soviet.
Poster Number: PP 717
Category: Military
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes:

Text by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovskii (1893-1930) a Soviet poet, playwright, artist and actor.
[At poster top] Club Section of the Extramural Department of the Commissariat of Public Education.
[On the flag] Workers of all countries, unite! RSFSR
[On building in background] Palace of Literacy

Media Size: 45x31.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: A.F. Marks Lithography Workshop
Printer Notes: The A.F. Marks'' Partnership Artistic Printing Office was located in St. Petersburg at 29 Izmailovskii Avenue. It was founded in 1881 by Adolf Fedorovich Marks (1838-1904) a successful printer and publisher.
Publisher: Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education)
Publishing Date: 1919
Publisher Notes: Narkompros was the agency in the USSR that ran public schooling, culture and the arts. Narkompros had numerous sections within its bureaucratic composition such as Likbez, the campaign to liquidate illiteracy and Glavlit, the office for censorship in the media and public speaking. In 1946, Narkompros was transformed into the Ministry of Education.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 256, poster 1120
Catalog Notes: PP 717 Military