[Let] The peasants’ crop be available to the working masses. The Red Army protects with fortitude the will and the land of peasants.

Poster Number: PP 563
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: Obverse of poster shows it was printed on a sheet of "Extra" brand cigarette labels made at the Tobacco Factory of A. Enfiadzhiants, Tiflis (Tbilisi). Utilizing old paper was common during printing supply shortages in the Russian Civil War.
Media Size: 31.5х24.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1918
Technical Information on Poster: [Poster was distributed by Sevtsentropechat', the North Central Branch of Tsentropechat’]
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 246, poster 1024
Catalog Notes: PP 563 Civil War
Artist: A.A.A. — А.А.А.
Printer: Tsentropechat’ (Central Agency for Supply and Distribution of Printed Works) — Центропечать (Центральное агентство ВЦИК по снабжению и распространению произведений печати)

Tsentropechat’ (Central Agency for Supply and Distribution of Printed Works) was created in November 1918 by VTsIK (All-Russian Central Executive Committee) to disseminate books, pamphlets, newspapers, and material dedicated to the Bolshevik cause. The system of Tsentropechat’ was built on the existing network of kiosks developed in the Imperial era by Aleksei Suvorin, a Russian newspaper and book publisher. During the Russian Civil War, Tsentropechat’ supplied Red Army troops with free publications and even phonograph records of speeches, including those given by Vladimir Lenin. In 1922, during the NEP (New Economic Policy) era, Tsentropechat’ was replaced by the joint-stock company Kontragenstvo Pechati (Press Contracting Agency). In 1930, the agency’s functions were transferred to Soiuzpechat’ (All-Union Press Distribution Agency).

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