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
The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant was located near Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Historically, the printer had roots in Imperial Russia as a large operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel') until it was nationalized by the Soviets in 1917. After its initial nationalization, the printer's management (via a series of government-controlled printing trusts) and its name both changed over the decades until it ultimately became the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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