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Electors; the people should require from their deputies that they do their tasks to the utmost, that in their work they do not lower themselves to the level of the political peon, that they remain at their posts as political activists of the Leninist type.
Poster Number: PP 976
Artist: Elkin, Vasilii Nikolaevich — Елкин, Василий Николаевич
Poster Notes: The text on this poster comes from a December 1937 speech by Josef Stalin. In the speech he declared, "...people, must demand that their deputies should remain equal to their tasks,... that as public figures they should be as clear and definite as Lenin was, that they should be as fearless in battle and as merciless towards the enemies of the people as Lenin was...".
Media Size: 39x29.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: The Railway industry newspaper was called Gudok, meaning "whistle"
Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1938
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor Druzhkov, A.; Text editor Strukov, E.
Technical Information on Poster: Approved for publication December 28, 1937; Approved for printing January 8, 1938; IzoGiz No. 9309; Order No. 3285; Standard format 60x94 - Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 70 kopeks
Print Run: 100,000
Glavlit Directory Number: B-85442
Sources: Pisch, A. (2016). The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929-1953: Archetypes, inventions and fabrications. Canberra: ANU Press.
Catalog Notes: PP 976 Lenin