The Tsar, the Priest and the Kulak. All kulaks stand for the Tsar. And priests are weeping for the Tsar. That’s why under the Tsar the land fed the landlords. The landlord used to beat his peasant with two sticks. And the Tsar was the biggest landlord and all his ministers also were landlords. Because of this it is not surprising the Tsar kept watch over the land of the landlords, strangled peasants -- screwed them with huge taxes. Who prays for the Tsar? The priest who takes in return for his prayers easy money and church land and is screwing the peasant with church services. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 621
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: Glitai is the Ukrainian word for the Russian word, kulak. While glitai literally means swallow bird, it is used here for a person who is a blood-sucker; When this poster was issued, VTsIK publishing house was located at 11 Tverskaia Street in Moscow inside a building that formerly housed the German Charitable Foundation during the Russian Imperial era.
Media Size: 31.5x24
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1918
Technical Information on Poster: Moscow - 1918
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), pages 214-215, poster 708
Catalog Notes: PP 621 Civil War; Sister poster to PP 890
Artist: Schiemann (Shiman), Eduard Gustavovich — Шиман, Эдуард Густавович
Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: VTsIK (All-Russian Central Executive Committee), Moscow — ВЦИК (Всероссийский Центральный Исполнительный Комитет), Москва
VTsIK (Vserossiyskii Centralny Ispolnitelny Komitet ) was the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets of Workers', Peasants', Red Army and Cossack Deputies. It was the highest legislative and administrative body of government in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) from 1917 until 1936. Its Executive Committee was elected at the first All-Russian Congress of Soviets in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) in June 1917. When the Soviet Union was formed in 1922, VTsIK became the second-highest governing body in the federal-republic ...