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, ...
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