Poor Peasant! Citizens of Poltava will fulfill the remainder of the reduced requisition. The Workers’ and Peasants’ Republic is placing all hope on you. You can overcome everything to fulfill requisitions sent to Poltava so city workers won’t starve. Grab the kurkul [kulak] by the neck! Let him give us the surplus he's holding back, don’t let him put his bread to rot under the earth while workers are starving!

Poster Number: PP 421
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: Poster is in Ukrainian language; [Top of poster] Workers of all countries unite!; [On the table] "Requisition"; This poster was made for the Komnezamozh (Poor Peasant Committee) to raise money for famine in the Volga river region during the civil war.
Media Size: 24.5x22
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Technical Information on Poster: RVTs (Passed by Military Censor), No. 564. Poltava
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 462, poster 3066; Ukrainsʹke radiansʹke obrazotvorche mystetstvo ta arkhitektura: Mystetstvo narodzhene zhovtnem, 1917-1987. (1987). Kyïv: Mystetstvo.
Catalog Notes: PP 421 Civil War b
Artist: Rozhankivskii, Petr — Рожанкивский, Петр (Рожанковский)

Petr Rozhankivskii worked in Poltava, Ukraine. While limited information is available on the artist, his surname is documented as Rozhankivskii and as Rozhankovskii, depending on the source. It is unknown if he shared a family connection with the Russian émigré illustrator Fedor Rozhankovskii.

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Printer: 3rd Soviet Typography Workshop, Poltava —

3rd Soviet Typography Workshop, Poltava No. 241-485 [Ukraine]

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Publisher: All-Ukrainian State Publishing House — Всеукраинское издательство (Всеукриздат)

All-Ukrainian State Publishing House (Vseukrizdat) was founded in 1919 as the State Publishing House of Ukraine and its formation was based upon a directive by the All-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee. The publishing house had branches in the cities of Kharkov, Kiev, Volyn', Poltava and other locations in Ukraine. In 1920, the publisher was renamed All-Ukrainian State Publishing and in 1922, the publisher was renamed DVU (Derzhavne vydavnytstvo Ukrainy). DVU became the largest publisher in Soviet Ukraine and the second-largest publisher in the USSR. Distribution was operated by Ukrknigotsentr" (Ukrainian Book Distributing Center) that collected books for the trade unions, factory reading rooms, collective farms, and district libraries.

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