Ensure the fulfillment of workers by non-cash payments through the Savings Bank. [Center of poster]: "Finish the Five-Year Plan in four years"; "Universal Coverage".

Poster Number: PP 1126
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: The sberkassa (savings account) system was operated as a state savings office of the USSR State Bank (Gosbank).
Media Size: 31.5x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1931
Glavlit Directory Number: 72274. Lenoblastlit, Leningrad regional section of Glavlit
Catalog Notes: PP 1126 Workers b
Artist: Korsakov, S. — Корсаков, С.
Printer: State Lithography Workshop named for M. Tomskii, Leningrad — Государственная литография им. М. Томского, Ленинград

In 1924, the 1st State Lithography Workshop in Leningrad was named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and the head of the State Publishing House. In the mid-1930s, this workshop became the 24th Lithography Workshop of Ogiz. Historically, the workshop had its roots in Imperial Russia. It was a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel) located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg, (A.K.A. Petrograd). In 1917, the Council of People’s Commissars of Labor nationalized the printing house. In 1918, the Soviet government named the printing house "1st State Lithography" and thereafter, it underwent a variety of name changes. The printer was located at Located at 9 Kronverkskaia Street in St Petersburg.

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Publisher: Oblsberkassy (Regional Savings Banks) — Облсберкассы

The sberkassa (savings account) system was operated as a state savings office of the USSR State Bank (Gosbank). The system began operations in February 1923 in Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Receivables were treated as government debt whereby the state borrowed from the population through individual accounts. The system relied on a central bank in each union republic feeding off personal accounts at state-run "savings offices" (sberkassy) in each respective republic of the USSR. Sberkassa was the only personal banking available to the population until 1988 to 1991 when the Sberbank (Savings Bank) system replaced it along with several other state banks.

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