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Glory to the Great Soviet People, The Victor-Nation!

Poster Number: PP 488
Category: World War II
Media Size: 34x23.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor S. Gel’berg
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 596; Order No. 91; Price 2 rubles.
Glavlit Directory Number: IaT 03945
Catalog Notes: PP 488 World War II b; Sister Poster PP 771
Artist: Pankok, Arnold (Pankoks, Arnolds) — Панкокс, Арнольдс
Printer: 1st Lithography Workshop of the Latvian Poligraf Trust, Riga [Lativa] —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат (Латвийское государственное издательство)
Until World War II, Latvia had thriving publishing and printing industries. Between Soviet annexation in 1940 and the German occupation in 1941, Lativa's position as a European publishing hub drastically changed. Around 1940 Lativa's largest publisher, Liesma (Flame), was nationalized during Soviet annexation. The publisher became VAPP (Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises) and was controlled as a state-run entity. From 1946-1964, VAPP was named Latgosizdat and in 1965, the publisher was re-named Liesma. It specialized in ...
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