The Soviet woman – with equal rights and an active builder of communist socialism!

Poster Number: PP 134
Category: Women
Poster Notes: The woman is holding a book of Stalin’s works written in the Lithuanian language.
Media Size: 37.5x27.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1949
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ozolin’sh. Technical Editor T. Ianson.
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 3245- Mk45. Order No. 20., Price 3 rubles.
Glavlit Directory Number: Ia T 00316
Catalog Notes: PP 134 Women
Artist: Eger, Arvid Reynkhol'dovich (Jēgers, Arvīds) — Егер, Арвид Рейнхольдович
Printer: LRTPP Typography, Riga —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат

Until World War II, Latvia had thriving industries for publishing and printing. Between the Soviet annexation of Latvia in 1940 and the German occupation in 1941, the nation's position as a European publishing hub greatly changed. Latgosizdat was formed out of Lativa's largest publisher, Liesma (Flame). Around 1940, Liesma publishing was nationalized during the period of Soviet annexation and it became VAPP (Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises)-- a state-run entity. From 1946-1964, VAPP was named Latgosizdat and in 1965, it was re-named Liesma. Serving as a branch of the state publisher, Liesma specialized in original literature, foreign authors, monographs, fine art and posters.