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Peasant, give your weapons to a Red Army soldier! He will protect your possessions and your land better than you

Poster Number: PP 466
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes:

[On the poster top] Workers of all countries, unite!
The poster was produced during the period of War Communism when goods were being requisitioned from the public by the Red Army.

Media Size: 46x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1919
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 274, poster 1311; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 141, poster 247
Catalog Notes: PP 466 Civil War b
Artist: Kostianitsyn, Vasilii Nikolaevich (Kostitis, Vasilijs) — Костяницын, Василий Николаевич
Throughout his career, Vasilii Nikolaevich Kostianitsyn worked as a portrait artist, a poster artist, a graphic artist, and even as a house painter. He was born into a family of icon painters who lived in a small town located on the right bank of the Volga River in Russia. Early on, Kostianitsyn (whose family name was likely Kostitis and of Latvian heritage) was trained in icon painting by his father and grandfather. Prior to the ...
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Publisher: Litizdat (Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic) — Литиздат
Litizdat (Literaturno-izdatel'skii otdel politicheskogo upravleniia RVSR) was established in June 1919 by order of the Department of the Political Directorate (PUR) of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (RVSR). A formal decree approved its existence in October that year. Due to the hierarchy of Litizdat's formation, its title is often abbreviated as Litizdat PUR RVSR on publications it issued. As the main publishing arm for the Red Army and the Red Navy, Litizdat distributed a ...
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