"The victorious growth of Socialism in the USSR will find its expression in the great growth of socialist based national cultures." (Molotov)

Poster Number: PP 476
Poster Notes:

The woman is wearing an Uzbek costume and is styled as a Soviet-era depiction of educational success.
[On the books] "Lenin/Stalin". Quote on poster is by Viacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (1890-1986), Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Media Size: 43x30
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1934
Editorial Information: Editor Nemirovskii; Technical Editor Gusev
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz 6685; I - 38; Submitted for production March 15, 1934, Approved for printing March 29, 1934; Standard format 73 x 104; Volume 1 sheet; Order No. 1330; Price 65 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-35923
Sources & Citation: King, D. (2010). Red star over Russia: A visual history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the death of Stalin : posters, photographs and graphics from the David King collection. London: Tate Publishing. (P. 247)
Catalog Notes: PP 476 Education & Literacy
Artist: Glik, M. — Глик, М.
Printer: Typolithography Workshop named for V.V. Vorovskii, Moscow — Типо-литография им. Воровского, Москва

The Typolithography Workshop named for V.V. Vorovskii was named in honor of Vatslav Vatslavovich Vorovskii (1871-1923) who was the head of Gosizdat (State Publishing House) from 1919 until 1921. After leaving Gosizdat, Vorovskii served as a diplomat for the Soviet Union. In 1923, he was assassinated in Lausanne, Switzerland. The printer was located in Moscow at 18 Dzerzhinskii Street, a thoroughfare that now has the name Bolshaia Lubianka.

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Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad — Огиз-Изогиз, Москва-Ленинград

Ogiz was the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. Its main offices were located in Moscow and in Leningrad. The Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz in 1930 to centralize publishing activities under a state monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, streamline and control publishing production and output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain publications be separated from Ogiz. This principally affected technical manuals and propaganda material issued by the publisher. For example, posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo), the fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1949, Ogiz was reorganized and merged into Glavpoligrafizdat, the Main Administration for Matters of the Polygraphic Industry, Publishing and Book Selling. In 1953, Glavpoligrafizdat was reorganized and renamed, Glavizdat. Thereafter, the publishing, printing and bookselling monopoly in the USSR was separated into three distinct divisions. In 1963, Izogiz was merged with the publishing house, "Soviet Artist" (Sovetskii khudozhnik).

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