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The Pioneer is an example to all children. We are preparing for the First Republic Congress of the Pioneers!

Poster Number: PP 709
Category: Youth
Media Size: 37x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1950
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 8771
Glavlit Directory Number: JT07628
Catalog Notes: PP 709 Youth
USSR Region: Latvian SSR
Language: Latvian
Artist: Janson, Rudolf (Jansons, Rūdolfs) — Янсон, Рудольф
Printer: LPT Typography, Riga —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат (Латвийское государственное издательство)
Until World War II, Latvia had thriving publishing and printing industries. Between Soviet annexation in 1940 and the German occupation in 1941, Lativa's position as a European publishing hub drastically changed. Around 1940 Lativa's largest publisher, Liesma (Flame), was nationalized during Soviet annexation. The publisher became VAPP (Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises) and was controlled as a state-run entity. From 1946-1964, VAPP was named Latgosizdat and in 1965, the publisher was re-named Liesma. It specialized in ...
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