Long live Soviet-Vietnamese friendship!

Poster Number: PP 518
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: Poster is in Vietnamese and Russian languages.
Media Size: 36.5x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1959
Editorial Information: Editor A. Pashenkov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] May 8, 1959; Publication No. 1-107; Volume 1 sheet of paper.; Order No. 253; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh04491
Catalog Notes: PP 518 Cold War b
Artist: Mitriashkin, Mikhail Iakovlevich — Митряшкин, Михаил Яковлевич
Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat of Sovnarkhoz of the RSFSR — Калининский полиграфический комбинат Московского совнархоза Верховного Совета РСФСР

The Poligrafkombinat (printing plant) of Kalinin was the printer for Sovnarkhoz RSFSR (the Regional Council of National Economy of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic). Sovnarkhoz was an economic reorganization that came about in 1957 when over 100 "economic regions" were created in the USSR to localize and reduce the inordinate role of state administered, top-down economics. The printer was located at 5 Lenin Avenue (formerly Voroshilov Street) in the city of Kalinin (now, Tver) situated northwest of Moscow.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва

The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its 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. The separation 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 1963, Izogiz was merged with the publishing house, "Soviet Artist" (Sovetskii khudozhnik).

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