Russian Communist Party, the tested leader of the laborers, has led and will lead the Red Army to Victories. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 1008
Category: Military
Poster Notes: Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze (1885-1925) was the People's Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs
Media Size: 46.5x32
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: c.1925
Technical Information on Poster: Moscow. Mospoligraf Telephon 4-88-31 and 4-61-05.
Glavlit Directory Number: 37165.
Catalog Notes: PP 1008 Military b
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник

The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.

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Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic), Moscow —

Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. In 1921, the Soviet Union formulated a plan to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts and in 1922, Mospoligraf was organized to consolidate the Moscow printing industry. Mospoligraf was the second printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust and it secured a myriad of printing houses under local printing sections such as the 2nd Chromolithography Workshop, the 5th Lithography Workshop, the 7th Typography Workshop and the 26th Lithography Workshop, to name a few. Mospoligraf incorporated over two thousand workers. When it was reorganized, it went on to lease to other operators. For example, two printers in the Mospoligraf trust-- the 1st Exemplary Print Shop and the 20th Print Shop (Krasnii Proletarii)-- were both leased to Gosizdat publishers. While government trusts led the printing industry in terms of ownership, efforts to consolidate the printing industry remained disjointed throughout the history of the USSR.

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Publisher: Krasnaia Zvezda (Red Star) Central Military Gazette — Центральный военный Газеты Красная Звезда

Founded in 1925 as the official newspaper for the Defense Ministry of the USSR, Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) dealt with topics on military affairs.

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