Drive out the kulaks – Elect the poor and middle peasants to the councils. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 1141
Category: Events
Poster Notes:

Panel 1 of poster reads:
"How in the village of Kalistratka
All the peasants, without a looking back
Elected the kulaks...".

Media Size: 28x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 440, poster 2875.
Catalog Notes: PP 1141 Events 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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Publisher: All-Ukrainian State Publishing House — Всеукраинское издательство (Всеукриздат)

All-Ukrainian State Publishing House (Vseukrizdat) was founded in 1919 as the State Publishing House of Ukraine and its formation was based upon a directive by the All-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee in 1920. The publishing house had branches in Kharkov, Kiev, Volyn', Poltava and other locations in Ukraine. In 1920, the publisher was renamed the All-Ukrainian State Publishing House and in 1922, it was renamed DVU (Derzhavne vydavnytstvo Ukrainy). DVU became the largest publisher in Soviet Ukraine and the second-largest publisher in the USSR. Its publication distribution was operated by Ukrknigotsentr" (Ukrainian Book Distributing Center) that collected books for the trade unions, factory reading rooms, collective farms, and district libraries.

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