[At top of poster] 20 years of VLKSM (All-Union Leninist Young Communist League), KIM (Young Communist International) [At bottom of poster] Long live the Komsomol of Lenin and Stalin, supporters of the navy and the air force!

Poster Number: PP 340
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: Komsomol was the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League. It was first called the Russian Young Communist League (RKSM) but with the unification of the U.S.S.R., it was made an all-union organization and a youth division of the All-Union Communist Party. Komsomol was the final tier of the three youth organizations in the U.S.S.R. Members were between the ages 14 to 28 and they joined after graduating from the Young Pioneers. Prior to being Pioneers, they graduated (at age 9) from the Octobrists. KIM (Young Communist International) was a comintern (Communist International) linked organization.
Media Size: 42.5x29.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1938
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov; Technical Editor I. Kabanov
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 9625; Submitted for production July 31, 1938; Approved for printing July 29, 1938; Order No. 2390; Standard format 73 x 104; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 70 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-5467
Catalog Notes: PP 340 Youth
Artist: Denisov, Nikolai Viktorovich — Денисов, Николай Викторович

The son of the renowned Soviet poster artist Viktor Deni, Nikolai Denisov became a successful artist in his own right. He began his design career prior to World War II and he often worked in collaboration with his wife, Nina Vatolina, who happened to be one of his father’s favorite students. Denisov and Vatolina graduated from the Moscow Art Institute (class of 1942) and had married during the time they were students. Many of Vatolina’s early posters are co-signed by Nikolai Denisov as the two worked together consistently until Denisov was drafted into the Army during World War II. For his service, Denisov was awarded the medal For Battle Merit and the medal For Victory Over Germany. Vatolina divorced him in 1945.

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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный пролетарий Полиграфкнига, Москва

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow.

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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград

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.

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