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From communist Saturday volunteers to building communism!

Poster Number: PP 099
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: The reference to "Saturday volunteers" (Subbotniki) harkens back to the days of volunteer work performed on weekends after the October Revolution.
Media Size: 44x31
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1961
Catalog Notes: PP 099 Workers b
Artist: Solov'ev, Mikhail Mikailovich — Соловьёв, Михаил Михайлович
Mikhail Mikailovich Solov'ev was born in Moscow. In 1930 he graduated from the advanced courses of the A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). While he began his professional career as a painter, from 1944 on, he exclusively designed posters. He was made a member of the Union of Soviet Artists in 1933. During the 1930s, Solov'ev worked together on posters and dioramas with the graphic designer Pavel Sokolov-Skalia. During the mid-1930s, Solov'ev was ...
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Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat of Sovnarkhoz of the RSFSR — Калининский полиграфический комбинат Московского совнархоза Верховного Совета РСФСР
The Poligrafkombinat (printing plant) of Kalinin was the printer for Sovnarkhoz RSFSR (the Regional Council of National Economy of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic). Sovnarkhoz was an economic reorganization that came about in 1957 when over 100 "economic regions" were created in the USSR to localize and reduce the inordinate role of state administered, top-down economics. The printer was located at 5 Lenin Avenue (formerly Voroshilov Street) in the city of Kalinin (now, Tver) situated ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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