1917-1927 The work of ideologically based education. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 623
Poster Notes: [On banner above solder]. “It’s impossible to build a communist society in a country of illiterates.” --Lenin; This poster propagates not only the October Revolution but also the likbez campaign. Likbez (likvidatsiia bezgramotnosti) was a program to "liquidate illiteracy" in the U.S.S.R. It started in 1919 when Vladimir Lenin signed the decree "On eradication of illiteracy". From that point, Russians ages 8 to 50 years were required to be literate in their native language.
Media Size: 32x25.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1927
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 2803.
Glavlit Directory Number: 93609
Catalog Notes: PP 623 Education & Literacy
Artist: A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia) — А.Х.Р.Р. (Ассоциация художников революционной России)

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