Workers and peasants, learn to manage your state!

Poster Number: PP 1139
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: The poster was co-issued by The People's Commissariat of the Workers' and Peasants' Inspection (a.k.a. Rabkrin"), a governmental entity in the Soviet Union responsible for supervising national and local enterprise administrations.
Media Size: 30x24.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1922
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 195, poster 543.
Catalog Notes: PP 1139 Workers b
Artist: UkROSTA (All-Ukrainian Bureau of the Russian Telegraph Agency) — УкРОСТА (Всеукраинского бюро Российского телеграфного агентства)

UkROSTA was a Soviet news organization founded in January 1920. Its creation served to replace the Bureau of the Ukrainian Press. While UkROSTA was a news organization, it also employed a cadre of artists to design posters for publication. Frequently, the artists (working as a collective) did not attribute their names to the artwork they designed for UkROSTA.

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Printer: Energia (Energy) Typography Workshop, Kharkov — Типография Энергия, Харьков

The name "Energy" was used for a multitude of printers throughout the Soviet Union. This particular printer was located in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Ukrainian SSR) and in the city of Kharkov.

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Publisher: UkROSTA (All-Ukrainian Bureau of the Russian Telegraph Agency), Ukraine — УкРОСТА (Всеукраинского бюро Российского телеграфного агентства)

UkROSTA was founded in January 1920 on the existing Bureau of the Ukrainian Press (1918-1919). UkROSTA's main office was located in Kiev. In 1925, with the creation of the Telegraph Agency of the USSR (TASS), UkROSTA lost much of its wider-serving news operations as it became subservient to TASS.

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