Move forward with collectivization of the countryside, with the liquidation of the kulaks! As a class! [Bottom text] He is a tractor driver of a military school and he is not lacking as a surveyor: The young Red Army Man sweeps away boundaries and fences! [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 423
Category: Agriculture
Poster Notes: Verses on this poster are by the Soviet poet and satirist Dem'ian Bedny (Yefim Pridvorov)
Media Size: 32x24
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: c.1930
Technical Information on Poster: Produced by O.Kh.R: 2nd Association of Painters Union; Publication 23
Catalog Notes: PP 423 Agriculture b
Artist: OKhR — ОХР

OKhR (Association of Realist Artists) was founded in 1927 by a group of disgruntled artists that resigned from the Association of Artists of the Revolution (AKhR). Following the group's fragmentation, the AKhR members went on to participate in the 16th Venice Biennale exhibition of 1928. While the OKhR maintained clubs in Moscow and Leningrad, its realist-based artists tried to expand the Association throughout the Soviet Union but expansion efforts never materialized due to the government's consolidation of guilds and unions in 1930.

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Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic) 15th Lithography Workshop, Moscow (formerly Mashistov) — 15-я Литография «Мосполиграф», Москва (бывш. Машистова)

The Mospoligraf 15th Lithography Workshop was located at 23 Bol'shaia Sadovaia Street in Moscow. Its history begins with Ivan Mikhailovich Mashistov (1851-1914) the founder and managing director of Mashistov Typolithography. His firm printed magazines, historical books, and during the First World War, it printed and published patriotic posters. Under the Soviets, Mashistov Lithography became the 15th Lithographic Workshop and, it was also known as the MGSNKh (Moscow City Council of National Economy) Typo-lithography Workshop. In 1922 the Soviet Union consolidated the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts. The Mospoligraf Trust consolidated the Moscow printing industry and it was the second-largest Moscow printing trust outside of Mospechat’. Both trusts secured a myriad of local printing houses. The 15th Lithography Workshop was managed by Mospoligraf.

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