Task Number One was established at the 16th Congress of the VKP(B) to create a second coal-metallurgy industrial zone. [Top photo of Stalin, at left] “In the course of the newest growth of our economy it has happened that the coal-metallurgy zone (in Ukraine) has become insufficient for us. What is new is that while developing this zone in different ways in the future, we must start immediately a second coal-metallurgy zone. This zone should be the Ural-Kuznetsk Plant….” -From Comrade Stalin’s speech at the 16th Congress of the Party. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 395
Category: Events
Poster Notes: Black and white photos at left are highlights of speeches at the 16th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) held in Moscow in 1930. The second photo and quote comes from Valerian Vladimirovich Kuibyshev who died 1935 and the third photo and quote comes from Sergo Ordzhonikidze who killed himself in 1937 yet his death was reported as heart failure. [First red banner at right] We will fulfill the resolutions of the 16th Congress of the VKP(B) [Second red banner at right] We will produce 17 million tons of cast iron by the end of the 5-year plan [Third red banner at right] The coal-metallurgy base will be created on schedule
Media Size: 40.5x28.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1930
Catalog Notes: PP 395 Events
Artist: EAK — ЕАК
Printer: 1st Exemplary Ogiz RSFSR Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография Огиза РСФСР треста Полиграфкнига, Москва

1st Exemplary Ogiz RSFSR Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust was located in Moscow at 28 Valovaia Street. Historically, the workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip in the era prior to the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. He opened a small print shop in Moscow using a single press and by the start of the 20th century his printing business (at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets) was the largest private printing company in tsarist Russia.

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Publisher: State Publishing House, Moscow — Государственное издательство, Москва

In May 1919, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee created the State Publishing House of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic), Moscow. 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. The State Publishing House, Moscow is sometimes cited in historical references as the "State Publishing House, RSFSR" signifying its location in the Russian Republic.

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