The labor deserter that repented. Published in newspapers of the Ural Region is a testimonial letter from a labor deserter, Simion Loshkin, citizen of the village of Liudovnichi. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 784
Category: Workers
Media Size: 25x17.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: c.1920
Technical Information on Poster: RVTs (Passed by Military Censor)
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 382, poster 2362
Catalog Notes: PP 784 Workers b
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник

The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.

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Printer: 5th State Typolithography Workshop, Moscow (formerly Russian Partnership) — 5-я государственный типо-литография, (бывш. Русское товарищество)

Before nationalization, the 5th State Typolithography Workshop in Moscow was Russian Partnership Printing House on Krivoarbatskii (curved) lane. The 5th Lithography was placed under the Mosoblpoligraf printing trust. It is not to be confused with the 5th Typography Workshop that was also in Moscow during the same period. Krivoarbatskii Lane became Melnikov Lane (for architect Konstantin Melnikov who lived at number 10) and in 1936, it became Zhukov Street in honor of engineer Nikolai Zhkovskii who lived at house number 8. In 1991, the street reverted to Krivoarbatskii.

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Publisher: Glavkomtrud (Main Labor Committee) Agitation and Publication —

Glavkomtrud (Main Committee for Labor) was established in 1920 during the Russian Civil War to mobilize labor troops to help win the war and rebuild infrastructure. It was divided into provincial branches called Кomtruds (Labor Committees) to carryout the plan. Glavkomtrud and the Komtruds were interdepartmental organizations devised for coordinating mandatory labor conscription. Additionally, Glavkomtrud reigned-in labor desertion at factories and trade unions.

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