Military training for all people is the pledge of victory. The worker stands by his machinery, his trusted rifle in his strong hand.

Poster Number: PP 334
Category: Workers
Poster Notes:

Written on the machine: Workers of all countries, unite!
Vseobuch was the U.S.S.R.'s universal training. By decree, all citizens were obligated to receive basic military training even if they did not join the Red Army. Vseobuch was also the administration that managed the training before 1921. The term was also used for pre-inductee training, a mandatory practice after 1925.

Media Size: 46x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1918
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 243, poster 985
Catalog Notes: PP 334 Workers
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.

Publisher: Vsevobuch (Central Board of Universal Military Training) Headquarters — Всевобуч

In the spring of 1918, military training was instituted as a compulsory obligation for citizens and it was carried out under Vsevobuch-- the Central Board of Universal Military Training (vseobshchee voenennoe obuchenie). Soviet historians note that during the Russian Civil War, the stability of the rear lines was directly attributed to the implementation of Vsevobuch. Additionally, Vsevobuch made sporting activities a part of society. In 1923, the Central Board was re-organized as a proprietary sports organization of the armed forces. As a result, it controlled the nation's sports clubs and sport societies.