Translation: In the Name of Communism
Poster Number: PP 904
Artist: Govorkov, Viktor Ivanovich — Говорков, Виктор Иванович
Poster Notes: Lenin is on the left and Stalin is on the right. This poster highlights the construction of the Main Turkmen Canal, connecting to the Amu-Darya River in Central Asia’s lands, to facilitate cotton growing and power generation.
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat by the Council of Ministries of the USSR. Moscow, 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street
Printer Notes: The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. Glavpoligrafizdat (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling) was created in 1949 to oversee printing, publishing and book selling in the USSR. As a result, OGIZ (Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers), the entity that previously administered state publishing, was dissolved and Glavpoligrafizdat was put under the Council of Ministries of the USSR, the main executive agency of the nation from 1946 until 1991. This printer became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. The printing workshop retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing date: 1951
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] 12 October 1951; Publication No. 9300; Size 1 large sheet; Order No. 616; Price 3 rubles
Print Run: 500,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A 07349
Catalog Notes: Industry b