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Forward to Communism!

Poster Number: PP 579
Category: Stalin
Media Size: 30х23
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1950
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov.
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for printing June 2, 1950. Publication No. 9103. 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 711. Price 75 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A–04660.
Catalog Notes: PP 579 Stalin
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