The Physical Culture Parade -- a powerful demonstration of the strength and invincibility of the Soviet people!

Poster Number: PP 464
Category: Stalin
Poster Notes: Komsomol was the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League. First called the Russian Young Communist League (RKSM) but with the unification of the U.S.S.R. in 1922, the organization was made an all-union entity and it became the youth division of the All-Union Communist Party. Komsomol was the final tier of the three youth organizations in the U.S.S.R. The second tier was the Young Pioneers for members aged 14 to 28. Prior to Pioneers, children entered (at 7 to 9 years of age) into the Octobrists. The background building is the Russian State Museum on Red Square in Moscow. On the flag: Greetings To Our Beloved Stalin!
Media Size: 41х35
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1938
Editorial Information: Editor B. Iudin; Technical Editor I. Kabanov
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 9583; Submitted for production June 15, 1938 [and] authorized for printing.... [illegible] 1938; Standard format 73 x 104; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 58; Price 70 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-47479
Catalog Notes: PP 464 Stalin b
Artist: Kibardin, Georgii Vladimirovich — Кибардин, Георгий Владимирович

Georgii Vladimirovich Kibardin was born in a starkly depressing, desolate part of the Russian Empire. In his youth, he determinedly ventured to Moscow where he attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios] studying under the tutelage of the noted Russian artist, Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov. In the 1920s, Georgii Kibardin attended courses at the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR). He joined its successor, the Association of the Revolutionary Artists (AKhR), in 1923. Kibardin began to exhibit professionally by 1928 and yet, his first solo exhibition did not take place until 1951. His artwork was featured in Moscow art exhibitions in 1960, 1963, and 1971.

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Printer: Iskusstvo Publishing House Lithography Workshop, Moscow —

Iskusstvo means "Art"

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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград

Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.

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