All-Ukrainian Cooperative Bank. Comrades–Cooperative Members! Workers and Peasants! “A system of civilized cooperatives with public authority over an abundance of food products after the victory in the class [struggle] of the proletariat over the bourgeoisie – that is socialism.” – Lenin Such a bank in the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic is: The All-Ukrainian Cooperative Bank, "Ukrainbank". [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 1136
Category: Economy
Poster Notes: Ukrainian National Cooperative Bank (Ukrainbank) was founded in 1917 in Kiev and closed in 1936.
Media Size: 37.5x28.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1924
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 1152; R.U.P. No. 8516
Sources & Citation:

Dubinskii, I. V.; & Shevchuk, G. M. (1987). Chervonnoe kazachestvo. Kiev: Politizdat Ukrainy. (Baginskii bio)
Primakov, V. M. (1987). I vskhodili maki krasnye: Ocherki, statʹi, stikhi, rasskazy. Kiev: Molodʹ.

Catalog Notes: PP 1136 Economy b
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.

Publisher: Ukrainbank, Kiev — Украинбанк, Киев

Ukrainian National Cooperative Bank (Ukrainbank) was founded in 1917 in Kiev. The bank served as the financial body for credit and agricultural cooperatives in Ukraine. By 1919, the bank had sixteen branches with the majority of them in urban centers. The bank also supported various Ukrainian cultural outlets such as Ukrainfilm, a major motion picture studio tied to the Soviet-backed Soiuzkino studio. During the Russian Civil War, Bolshevik authorities shuttered the bank but it re-opened in 1922 under the supervision of the All-Union Commissariat of Finance in Moscow. Ukrainbank permanently closed in the summer of 1936 after a bank restructuring endeavor transferred its assets and liabilities to the All-Union Bank for Construction of Trade and Cooperation (Torgbank).