Whoever is grumbling against what is new did not have enough hate for what is old.

Poster Number: PP 419
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: On the building: “Soviet”.
Media Size: 30x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1918
Editorial Information: "It is strongly prohibited to remove or cover this poster whoever is guilty of this will be brought to justice."
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 209, poster 656; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 125, poster 32; The Soviet Armed Forces: A History of Their Organizational Development :a Soviet View, by S. A. Tjuškevič (1978).
Catalog Notes: PP 419 Civil War b
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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Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: Glavpolitprosvet (Main Department of Political Education of the People's Commissariat of Education, RSFSR) — Главполитпросвет, РСФСР

Glavpolitprosvet (Main Department for Political Education) was created in 1920 and placed under the People's Commissariat of Education (Narkompros). Glavpolitprosvet served as a semi-independent institution that supervised political education. Its chief function was to educate non-Communist Party members and yet its management frequently crossed over into the Party apparatus. Political education was managed via local reading-rooms, lecture halls, social clubs, public libraries ("mass libraries"), movie production and exhibition ("mass cinema"), adult schools, political schools, select universities, and other minor institutions. Glavpolitprosvet staff also published journals and periodicals.

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