Our Duty – To Study Excellently!

Poster Number: PP 746
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: The female students illustrated on the poster are wearing uniforms of the Young Pioneers. The girl at the center has a membership pin on her uniform. The pins were emblazoned with the slogan, Vsegda Gotov! or, Always Ready!
Media Size: 32.5x26
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1953
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 1012; Publication No. 10311; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh-04035
Catalog Notes: PP 746 Youth
Artist: Tskhadadze, Sh. — Цхададзе, Ш.
Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant — Ленинградское Офсетная типография

Located at 9 Kronverkskaia Street in Leningrad, the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant had its roots in Imperial Russia. It was a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel) located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg, (A.K.A. Petrograd). In 1917, the Council of People’s Commissars of Labor nationalized the printing house. In 1918, the Soviet government named the printing house the 1st State Lithography and thereafter, it underwent a variety of name changes. In 1924 it was re-named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and the head of the State Publishing House. In the mid-1930s, it became the 24th Lithography Workshop of OGIZ (Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers) and by the early 1950s, its name was changed to the 1st Leningrad Offset Printing Plant operating under the UPP of Lensovnarkoz. It remained under the UPP into the early 1960s when it was re-named the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant. Thereafter, it underwent management changes such as being under the printing trusts of Glavpoligrafprom, Glavpoligrafizdat and Soiuzpoligrafprom.

Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".