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[At top] The Building of Communism – a business of the hands, the minds and the energy of the nation. [At bottom] Glory to the KPSS! [Communist Party of the Soviet Union]

Poster Number: PP 121
Poster Notes: [On the book at center] Program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union – building of communism.
Media Size: 50x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1961
Editorial Information: Editor A. Pashenkov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] August 11, 1961; Publication No. 1-729; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 2093; Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A07206
Catalog Notes: PP 121 Communist Culture b
Artist: Solov'ev, Mikhail Mikailovich — Соловьёв, Михаил Михайлович
Mikhail Mikailovich Solov'ev was born in Moscow. In 1930 he graduated from the advanced courses of the A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). While he began his professional career as a painter, from 1944 on, he exclusively designed posters. He was made a member of the Union of Soviet Artists in 1933 and later, he led the poster section of the Moscow Union of Artists. During the 1930s, Solov'ev worked on posters and dioramas ...
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Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова
The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant. Historically, the 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip, a printing workshop formed before the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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