Citizens! Give over your weapon, it is needed on the front.

Poster Number: PP 669
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: This poster is framed.
Media Size: 43x30
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1919
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 246, poster 1014
Catalog Notes: PP 669 Civil War (framed)
Artist: Kochergin, Nikolai Mikhailovich — Кочергин, Николай Михайлович

In the history of Soviet political posters, Nikolai Mikhailovich Kochergin is considered one of its pioneers. In 1918, Kochergin graduated from the Stroganov Central Industrial Art College where he later ventured into the professional world of graphic design. During the Russian Civil War, he supervised a poster publishing house and workshop in Kharkov, Ukraine. He was also one of the primary organizers of the Baku, Azerbaijan ROSTA (Russian Telegraph Agency) artist group that circulated posters throughout the Caucus region.

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Printer: M. I. Levin Chromolithography and Typography, Kharkov [Ukraine] —
Publisher: Publisher not indicated —