Translation: The All-Union Population Census of 1939.
It is the obligation of the citizen to participate in the census and give truthful answers to all questions on the census form.
Poster Number: PP 925
Artists: Zhukov, Nikolai Nikolaevich — Жуков, Николай Николаевич; Kovan'ko, Sergei Matveevich — Кованько Сергей Матвеевич;
Poster Notes: The 1939 Soviet census is mired in historical debate as is its 1937 counterpart but the 1939 results were less deadly. Following the 1937 census, reportedly a host of workers in the Central Administration for National Economic Accounting (the agency handling the census) were arrested and/or executed after disagreement erupted over the low population findings. As a result, the 1939 census was strictly controlled when it came to the results. However, the 1939 statistics were not made public at the time and, the USSR did not undertake another census until 1959.
Media Size: 41x28.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: The Railway industry newspaper was called Gudok, meaning "whistle"
Publisher: Izostat (All-Union Institute of Pictorial Statistics of Soviet Construction and Economy)
Publishing Date: 1938
Publisher Notes: Izostat was the All-Union Institute of Pictorial Statistics of Soviet Construction and Economy of the Central Administration of Economic Accounting (TsUNKHU). Its offices were in the State Planning Committee of the USSR (Gosplan) at Moscow.
Editorial Information: Editor S.N. Golovin; Technical Editor I.A. Kaplun
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production October 22, 1938. Approved for printing October 23, 1938; Format 62x94 [cm] – 1 sheet; Order No. 2897; Second Printing; [Price] Free; Printed on an intaglio rotational machine at "Gudok" Typography Workshop, Moscow, 7 Stankevich Street
Print Run: 150,000
Glavlit Directory Number: B-8380. Mosoblgorlit, Moscow Regional and City Department of Literature and Publishing
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Ullman, M. B., & United States. (1959). "The 1939 U.S.S.R. census of population: Organization and methodology: with notes on plans for the 1959 census of population." Washington, D.C.: Foreign Manpower Research Office, Bureau of the Census.
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