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Parasites and do-nothings, whoever doesn't work for themselves disturbs the work of others. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 009
Category: Workers
Media Size: 31x24
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 1014.
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 375, poster 2296
Catalog Notes: PP 009 Workers
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