Translation: Lenin and the Peasantry
“The industrious peasant is a central figure in our economic development.” – Lenin
[Partial translation only]
Poster Number: PP 861
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: This poster was printed during the New Economic Policy (NEP) from 1921 to 1928, a period when limited free market economics were permitted in the Soviet Union.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Typolithography Workshop of Geokartprom V.T.U. (Millitary Topographic Directorate)
Printer Notes: In 1918, the Soviets nationalized the printing workshop of the brothers V. and G. Mennert in Moscow located at 9 Bol'shaia Polianka (later, Soviet Street). The workshop became Geokartprom (Union of Production Enterprises of the Military Topographic Directorate, Headquarters of the Red Army), a state-owned trust that centralized government mapping. Geokartprom, was under the direction of the V.T.U. (Military Technical Administration).
Publisher: Doloi Negramotnost’ (Down with Illiteracy) Publishing, Moscow
Publishing Date: 1926
Publisher Notes: In June 1920, the Sovnarkom of the RSFSR established the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for the Liquidation of Illiteracy. The purpose of the Commission became a movement called Doloi Negramotnost’ (Down with Illiteracy) that developed in 1923 to teach the population to read in their native languages.
Editorial Information: Text/selection: M. Zel’manov; Formatting S. Rossolovskii and S. Prussov
Print Run: 5,000
Glavlit Directory Number: 53461
Sources: Baburina, N. I. (1988). Russkij plakat: vtoraa polovina XIX - nacalo XX veka. Leningrad: Hudoznik RSFSR; Russian S.F.S.R., Sokolov, A. K., & Borisova, L.V. (2000). Protokoly Prezidiuma Vysshego Soveta Narodnogo Khoziaistva. 1920: sbornik dokumentov. Moskva, Rosspen.
Catalog Notes: PP 861 Economy b