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Translation: The Tsar, Priest and Rich Man [are] On the Shoulders of Working People. Three lords of the world are riding on the shoulders of workers and peasants over the barren, ruined earth, over the bones and bodies of dead peasants.Read Full Translation...The Tsar, Priest and Rich Man [are] On the Shoulders of Working People. Three lords of the world are riding on the shoulders of workers and peasants over the barren, ruined earth, over the bones and bodies of dead peasants. These three lords are the czar, the priest and the rich man, a greedy, insatiable, rich capitalist. In the hands of the capitalist is a whip, on his side hangs a sword covered in blood. With the whip he is lashing working people, forcing them to carry their damned burden. With his sword he prods the people to war, to the slaughter. [Partial translation only]Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 742
Category: Civil War
Artist: Apsit, Aleksandr Petrovich (Apsītis, Aleksandrs) — Апситис, Александр Петрович
Poster Notes: (At top is slogan) Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic; Workers Of All Countries, Unite. This poster was also issued with the title, "Vengeance on the Tsar (Warsaw)".
Media Size: 46x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 2nd State Typography Lithography Workshop, Moscow
Publisher: VTsIK (All-Russian Central Executive Committee), Moscow
Publishing Date: c.1918
Publisher Notes: VTsIK is the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of the Council of Workers, Peasants, Red Army Soldiers and Kazaks’ Deputies.
Catalog Notes: PP 742 Civil War