Youth everywhere we have a road! "The number of students in elementary, 7-year and middle schools, colleges and other high schools of the Soviet Union reached 37,000,000 in 1950. There were 1,247,000 students in 1950 enrolled in institutions of higher education. "

Poster Number: PP 118
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: The words on this poster are a portion of lyrics from a popular Soviet-era tune “Song of the Motherland” by Isaac Dunaevskii. The song débuted in the 1936 Soviet film Circus.
Media Size: 36x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Editor V. Bespalova.
Technical Information on Poster: June 27, 1951. Publication No. 9616. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 311-D. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A05921.
Catalog Notes: PP 118 Youth
Artist: Koliabin, Vladimir Georgievich — Колябин, Владимир Георгиевич

Vladimir Georgievich Koliabin was born in a small village located in rural Vladimir Oblast. He studied at the Moscow Art School from 1937 to 1940. As noted graphic artist, it was during the 1950s that Koliabin designed the bulk of his political posters as well as posters containing medical themes. His work as a painter is noted for the portraits he created showing various workers of the Soviet Union and Heroes of Socialist Labor in action. In 1972, Koliabin had a solo exhibition in Moscow. He died in 1980 in the Moscow region. Sources also report that his family name was Kaliabin.

Printer: Printing plant named for Dunaev, [Moscow] — Типография имени Дунаева, [Москва]

The Dunaev printing plant was located at 9 Bolshaia Polianka in Moscow. Headquartered inside the former Menert Brothers printing plant, during the 1920s, the firm was named in honor of the Bolshevik leader Evlampii Dunaev (1877-1919) who served as assistant chairman of the Soviet of Nizhny Novgorod. Dunaev was also a member of the provisioning committee and he served on the Nizhny Novgorod Council of Local Economy. During the Civil War, he reportedly died from typhus. Before the plant was named in Dunaev’s honor, it was under the management of Geokartprom of the V.T.U. (Military Topographic Directorate of the Headquarters of the Red Army).

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.