"…There is one branch of science knowledge of which should be obligatory for Bolsheviks of all branches of science, — this is Marxist-Leninist science regarding society, the laws of development of the proletarian revolution, the laws of development of the building of socialism, and the victory of communism." (J. Stalin)

Poster Number: PP 491
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: Quote on the poster is from Josef Stalin's report to the Eighteenth Party Congress of the Communist Party in 1939.
Media Size: 39.5x15
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1949
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov
Technical Information on Poster: March 29, 1949; Publication No. 8630; Volume 1 printing sheet; Order No. 503; Price 50 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A03743
Catalog Notes: PP 491 Youth
Artist: Grebenshchikov, V. — Гребенщиков, В.
Printer: Iskra Revolutsii (Revolutionary Spark) Typography Workshop, Moscow —

Iskra Revolutsii was a Moscow printer that was also known as the 15th Iskra Revolutsii Typography Workshop when it was under the printing trust Soiuzpoligrafprom (All-Union Association of Printing Enterprises) and handling jobs for Glavizdat (Main Administration of Publishing Houses, Printing Industry and Book Trade). In addition, Iskra Revolutsii was subsequently under Glavpoligrafizdat (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling), a trust created in 1949 to oversee printing, publishing and book selling in the USSR. Glavpoligrafizdat supplanted OGIZ (Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers) as the USSR’s main publishing entity in the post-World War II era.

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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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