Translation: Cossack, Your Only Path is with Laboring Russia Riding to the right, you’ll fall into the hands of the Whites. Riding straight ahead, they will undress you to the point of nakedness. Riding to the left, they will greet you like a true brother.Read Full Translation...Cossack, Your Only Path is with Laboring Russia
Riding to the right, you’ll fall into the hands of the Whites.
Riding straight ahead, they will undress you to the point of nakedness.
Riding to the left, they will greet you like a true brother.
On the top hat "Entente"; on the letter “Peasant bread for Tsarist debts”
Seen on the red banner at left: "Long Live Communism!"Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 866
Category: Civil War
Artist: Moor (Orlov), Dmitrii Stakhievich — Моор (Орлов), Дмитрий Стахиевич
Poster Notes: The artist uses an image of a Russian bogatyr or knight who must decide his fate and take a side in the civil war. Here, the Red Army is propagated as the best choice. This poster was likely issued at the same time as Kazak, which side are you on? Ours or theirs? (see PP 125 in the collection) and Kazak, you defeated Tsars and Boyars. Drive the Boyarina into the Black Sea! (see PP 131 in the collection), two other posters by Dmitrii Moor.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: MSNKh 2nd Typography-Lithography Workshop (formerly I. M. Mashistov), Moscow
Printer Notes: Ivan Mikhailovich Mashistov (1851-1914) was founder and managing director of Mashistov Typolithography at 23 Bol'shaia Sadovaia Street in Moscow. His company printed magazines, historical books and during the First World War, the firm printed and published patriotic posters. Under the Soviets, Mashistov's printing business was nationalized, re-named and was placed under the MSNKh (Moscow Council of National Economy).
Publisher: Political Directorate of the R.V.S.R. (Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic)
Publishing Date: 1920
Publisher Notes: Litizdat was the portmanteau word for Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (R.V.S.R.) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). Litizdat distributed 7.5 million posters, postcards and lubok-styled images from 1919 to 1922.
Technical Information on Poster: RVTs (Passed by Military Censor) No. 231, Moscow
Print Run: 30,000
Sources: Russian Posters: Propaganda, Space Conquest, Mercer and Middlesex Auctions LLC, 2013.
Catalog Notes: PP 866 Civil War b