Did you fulfill your food donation quota? Bad things are coming into our fatherland! The starving Tsar is hurrying to aid Polish landlords and second-rate bastard generals who are followers of Wrangel! Peasant! Are you going to tolerate starvation in the trenches of your defenders? [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 260
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: This poster's message is aimed at the countryside population and was produced during War Communism, a period of emergency economic policies initiated by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. War Communism lasted from 1918 until early 1921. In that period there was large-scale expropriation of private enterprise, nationalization of industry and seizure of private grain reserves and foodstuffs. Ultimately, the policy was detrimental to the post-Civil War economy of the Soviet Union.
Media Size: 28.5x19.5
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 438, poster 2867; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 162, poster 526
Catalog Notes: PP 260 Civil War
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник

The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.

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Publisher: State Publishing House, Kazan' — Государственное издательство, Казань

The State Publishing House had its origins in Imperial Russia as the Royal Print Yard in St. Petersburg. As the Red Army controlled more provinces and cities in former Imperial Russia, the State Publishing House developed offices outside St. Petersburg. Kazan' is a major city in southwest Russia, on the banks of the Volga and Kazanka rivers.

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