[Top margin left] D.V.R. (Far Eastern Republic) [Top margin right] "Workers of all countries, unite!" [At left, next to the rifle] Learn how to use a rifle as well as you use a plow and mallet! [Top image left] Worker-Peasant Club. [Top image middle] How they used to teach military service before. [Top image right] How they are being instructed in marching now with “Vseobuch”. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 444
Category: Military
Poster Notes: Vseobuch was the U.S.S.R.'s universal training. By decree, all citizens were obligated to receive basic military training even if they did not join the Red Army. Vseobuch was also the administration that managed the training before 1921. The term was also used for pre-inductee training, a mandatory practice after 1925. The poster was printed for the D.V.R. (Dalnevostochnaia Respublika), the Far Eastern Republic that existed from 1920-1922.
Media Size: 41.5x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1922
Catalog Notes: PP 444 Military 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: EZGB (State Paper Procurement Expedition) — ЭЗГБ (Экспедиция заготовления государственных бумаг)

EZGB (Ekspeditsiia Zagotovleniia Gosudarstvennykh Bumag) was the State Paper Procurement Expedition A.K.A. Department of State Currency. It handled printing of currency and securities for the Imperial Government. EZGB traces its history to 1818 when the State Paper Procurement Expedition was organized by Decree of Emperor Alexander I. In 1919, EZGB was nationalized by the Soviets and transferred to the People's Commissariat of Finance where it was re-named the General Directorate for the Production of State Marks (Goznak).

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Publisher: Vsevobuch (Central Board of Universal Military Training) Headquarters — Всевобуч

In the spring of 1918, military training was instituted as a compulsory obligation for citizens and it was carried out under Vsevobuch-- the Central Board of Universal Military Training (vseobshchee voenennoe obuchenie). Soviet historians note that during the Russian Civil War, the stability of the rear lines was directly attributed to the implementation of Vsevobuch. Additionally, Vsevobuch made sporting activities a part of society. In 1923, the Central Board was re-organized as a proprietary sports organization of the armed forces. As a result, it controlled the nation's sports clubs and sport societies.

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