We should judge for ourselves. Citizens are obliged without exception to participate in justice and in the governance of the country. --V. I. Lenin

Poster Number: PP 1059
Category: Lenin
Poster Notes: The woman illustrated on the poster is holding a book titled "Constitution of the RSFSR".
Media Size: 37x25
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1960
Editorial Information: Editor V. Rukavishnikov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] August 1, 1960; Publication No. 1-501; Order No. 1092; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble (s 1/January 1961 g.-10 kopeks)
Glavlit Directory Number: A07586
Catalog Notes: PP 1059 Lenin
Artist: Dement'ev, Rem Mikhailovich — Дементьев, Рэм Михайлович

Rem Mikhailovich Dement'ev spent the majority of his professional career working in the graphic and illustrated arts. He studied at the Art Institute of the Estonian SSR where he graduated in 1956. After initiating his career, he worked at the Estonian Book Publishing House designing and illustrating books. Dement'ev also worked with the State Publishing House (Izogiz) and with the Military Publishing House of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR (Voenizdat MVC USSR). Rem Dement'ev chiefly focused on designs incorporating the social themes of childhood and specifically the ones involving the Pioneer organization for Soviet youth.

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Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat — Полиграфкомбинат, Калинин

The Kalinin Poligrafkombinat was located at 5 Lenin Avenue (formerly Voroshilov Street) in Kalinin (now Tver), a city northwest of Moscow. Throughout its existence, the name of this printing plant changed depending on the various state-owned trusts that handled its management. Poligrafkombinat is the portmanteau for the English word, printing plant.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва

The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain publications be separated from Ogiz. The separation principally affected technical manuals and propaganda material issued by the publisher. For example, posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo), the fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1963, Izogiz was merged with the publishing house, "Soviet Artist" (Sovetskii khudozhnik).

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