To the beacon of the Communist International. Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic

Poster Number: PP 038
Category: Events
Poster Notes: This poster was made for the Second Congress of the Communist International held in the summer of 1920 in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) and in Moscow. On the book it reads: "Workers of the world, unite! Karl Marx".
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 161, poster 227
Catalog Notes: PP 038 Events
Artist: Spasskii, Vasilii Vasil'evich — Спасский, Василий Васильевич
Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: VTsIK (All-Russian Central Executive Committee), Moscow — ВЦИК

Known by its acronym VTsIK (Vserossiyskii Centralny Ispolnitelny Komitet), the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets of Workers', Peasants', Red Army and Cossack Deputies was the highest legislative, administrative and amending body of government in the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) from 1917 until 1936. The initial Executive Committee was elected during the first All-Russian Congress of Soviets held in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) in June 1917. In late 1922, the Soviet Union was formed and it was comprised of the RSFSR along with three other Soviet republics. The All-Russian Central Executive Committee then became the second-highest level (federal-republic) governing body. Following a reformation of the Soviet Constitution in 1936, the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR replaced VTsIK.

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