Master the great theory of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin!

Poster Number: PP 1066
Poster Notes:

[Quote at lower left] "We must ensure that the vanguard young person of our country, if he wants to be in the lead, studies Marxism-Leninism, studies the works of Comrade Stalin, studies meticulously and persistently. Only knowledge of Marxism-Leninism, the production among our youth of a Marxist worldview can forge young revolutionaries, idealistically dedicated to the cause of the Bolshevik Party, the cause of Lenin and Stalin, and living a rich spiritual life.” --(Kosarev)
Aleksandr Vasil'evich Kosarev (here quoted) was head of the Komsomol from 1929 to 1938. Arrested in 1938 and convicted as an “enemy of he people”; he was executed in 1939.

On the desk is volume 10 of the works of Vladimir Lenin and a book by Friedrich Engels. The student is wearing a sport competition award on her uniform.
Media Size: 39x26
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1935
Editorial Information: Editor Nikitin; Technical Editor Strukov
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 8187; Order No. 3361; Submitted for production November 10, 1935; Approved for printing November 21, 1935; Standard format 62 x 94 - 1 sheet of paper; Price 80 kopeks. Printed on an offset rotary press at Gudok Printing and Typography.
Glavlit Directory Number: B-11921
Catalog Notes: PP 1066 Education and Literacy
Artist: Ivanov, Viktor Semenovich — Иванов, Виктор Семёнович

Viktor Ivanov attended Moscow Secondary Professional Art School from 1926 to 1929. In 1928, he took classes at a studio of Dmitrii Kardovskii and, from 1929 to 1933, he continued his education at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture affiliated with the Russian Academy of Arts in Leningrad. Viktor Ivanov began to work for the central publishing house Ogiz-Izogiz in 1931 where he achieved acclaim as a graphic designer with a concentration in poster development. Ivanov began to exhibit professionally in 1934.  He contributed to the TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studios between 1941 and 1943 and created approximately nineteen posters for that entity.

Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow —

This printer was located in Moscow at 7 Stankevich Street. Gudok is the Russian word for whistle and this was also the name given to the railway industry newspaper in the Soviet Union.

Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad — Огиз-Изогиз, Москва-Ленинград

Ogiz (Ob"edinenie gosudarstvennykh knizhno-zhurnal'nykh izdatel'stv) is the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. It was established in 1930 by the RSFSR Sovnarkom to centralize all publishing activities in the Soviet Union. Aside from centralization, Ogiz helped eliminate duplication of printed products. Posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under the Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo) fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".