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 c
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 — Мосполиграф, Москва

Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. When the Soviet Union formulated a plan in 1921 to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operators into state-owned trusts; Mospoligraf was organized in 1922 to carry out consolidation of the Moscow printing industry. With a staff of over two thousand, Mospoligraf was the second-largest printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust, and it oversaw a myriad of 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. After a reorganization, the trust leased its operators. For example, two printers under Mospoligraf- the 1st Exemplary Print Shop and the 20th Print Shop (Krasnii Proletarii)-- were both leased to Gosizdat publishing. Throughout the history of the USSR, government trusts led the printing industry in terms of ownership, but efforts to consolidate the industry (as a whole) remained disjointed.

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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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