The endless steppe has awakened from sleep, spring brings to us the happiness of communism!

Poster Number: PP 1149
Poster Notes: Illustrated on this poster is Dzhambul Dabaiuly (1846-1945), a Kazakh akyn (folksinger) who was popular during the Stalinist-era; the father figure next to Dzhambul is an ethnic Kazakh. He is wearing a Hero of Socialist Labor medal awarded for achievements in the national economy and in culture
Media Size: 34x25
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: c.1951
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] October 17, 1950; Publication No. 9219; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 506-D; Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A06471
Catalog Notes: PP 1149 Communist Culture b
Artist: Marize-Krasnokutskia, Mariia Alekseevna — Маризе-Краснокутская, Мария Алексеевна
Printer: Printing plant named for Dunaev — Типография имени Дунаева

Evlampii Aleksandrovich Dunaev (1877-1919) was assistant chairman of the Soviet of Nizhny Novgorod city as well as a member of its presidium. He also was a Bolshevik member of the city's municipal duma. In the period immediately following the Russian Revolution, Dunaev worked in the provisioning committee and in the Nizhny Novgorod Council of the Economy. During the Russian Civil War, he reportedly died from typhus.

Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow — Искусство, Москва

Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.