Having completed the Socialist Revolution and having defended the achievements of the revolution in unbelievably hard fighting, the heroic working class of Russia became the originators of a new life.

Poster Number: PP 108
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: This poster shows the 155-foot granite column in Palace Square (Dvortsovaia Ploschad) in St. Petersburg. The column honors Russia's victory over France in the Napoleonic Wars. Palace Square contains a great deal of history. In 1879, an assassination attempt was made there on Tsar Alexander II, in 1905 the palace guards opened fire on protesters in the "Bloody Sunday Massacre" and, on the night of October 25, 1917, the Petrograd Bolshevik forces gathered on the square to storm the Tsar's palace marking a turning point in the October Revolution.
Media Size: 36x28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1957
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production September 20, 1957; Order No. 6234
Glavlit Directory Number: M-31478
Sources & Citation: Haupt, G., Marie, J.-J. (1974). Makers of the Russian Revolution: Biographies. London: George Allen & Unwin. (Volodarskii, p. 418).
Catalog Notes: PP 108 Revolution b
Artist: Pisarevskii, Mikhail Mikhailovich — Писаревский, Михаил Михайлович
Printer: Lenizdat (Leningrad State Publishing) Typography Workshop — Лениздат Типография

Lenizdat was chiefly a publishing entity for books, political literature, magazines, posters, brochures, postcards and newspapers. While it did operate a printing section later in its history, the publisher's origins were conceived in 1917 when it was formed as the publishing entity for the Petrograd Soviet and, its offices were located in the Smolny Institute of Petrograd (St. Petersburg). In 1924, the publisher was accorded the abbreviated name Lengiz (Leningrad State Publishing House) when the Petrograd was named Leningrad, in honor of the deceased Vladimir Lenin. After 1925, Lengiz served as a quasi-independent publisher subordinate to Gosizdat (State Publishing House). By the mid-1920s, its offices were located on the Avenue of the 25th of October (today, Nevsky Prospect).

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Publisher: Lenizdat (Leningrad State Publishing House) — Лениздат

Lenizdat published books, political literature, magazines, posters, brochures, postcards and newspapers. Its origins began in 1917 as the publishing entity for the Petrograd Soviet whereby its offices were located in the Smolny Institute of Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Around 1919, the publishing entity was named Petrogosizdat (Petrograd State Publishing) and in 1924 its name was abbreviated to Lengiz (Leningrad State Publishing House) when the city took the name Leningrad in honor of the deceased Vladimir Lenin. After 1925, Lengiz served as a quasi-independent publisher but was subordinate to Gosizdat (State Publishing House). By the mid-1920s, its offices were located on the Avenue of the 25th of October (today, Nevsky Prospect).

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