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For 600,000 physical culturalists on the Don!

Poster Number: PP 218
Poster Notes: This poster highlights accomplishments of voluntary sports societies of the DSO SSR (Dobrovol'nyye sportivnyye obshchestva SSR). The banners are sport clubs of the USSR: Dinamo (Soviet State Security), Trudovye Rezervy (All-Union Voluntary Sport Society of Trade Unions); Burevestnik (All-Union Voluntary Sport Society of Students and Teachers); Lokomotiv (All-Union Voluntary Sports Society of Rail Transport Workers' Trade Unions), Nauka (All-Union Voluntary Sports Society of Employees of Higher Education and Science); Spartak (All-Union Voluntary Sports Society of Trade Unions). The award is for the All-Union Physical Culture Training Program Gotov k trudu i oborone SSSR. This meant “Ready for Labor and Defense of the USSR” or, GTO. The award illustrated is the 2nd class variation.
Media Size: 36.5x27.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1940
Editorial Information: Editor R. I. Taraev.
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. …. [illegible text]. Price 2 rubles.
Glavlit Directory Number: PK27198
Catalog Notes: PP 218 Communist Culture
Artist: Zubarev, Pavel Pavlovich — Зубарев, Павел Павлович
From 1914 to 1916, Zubarev studied in the art studios of Novorossiysk, a port city on the Black Sea in southern Russia. The artist lived and worked in Rostov for the majority of his life. Early in his career, he designed caricatures for Za mir i trud [For peace and labor] and Krasnyi kavalerist [Red cavalryman], the newspapers of the Red Army's 1st Cavalry. Zubarev participated in Republican and All-Union poster exhibitions in the USSR.
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Printer: Chromolithography named for Il'ich, Rostov-On-Don —
This lithographer was named in honor of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin and was under the state-owned trust of Oblpoligrafizdat (Regional Department for the Polygraphic, Publishing and Book Trade Industries). The entity was located in Rostov-On-Don, a city in southern Russia.
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