RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) Club - School for the public and activities workshop for its members.

Poster Number: PP 785
Media Size: 25.5x20.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1918
Catalog Notes: PP 785 Communist Culture b
Artist: Broadskii, Ionna — Бродский, Йонна

Ionna Broadskii was an artist based in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Publisher: Glavpolitprosvet (Main Department of Political Education of the People's Commissariat of Education, RSFSR) — Главполитпросвет

Glavpolitprosvet (Main Department for Political Education) was created in 1920 and placed under the People's Commissariat of Education (Narkompros) due to the workload carried out with adult-education. Glavpolitprosvet served as a semi-independent institution that supervised political education and enlightenment. Its chief function was to provide political education to non-Communist Party members and yet, its management frequently crossed over into the Party apparatus. Political education was managed via local reading-rooms, lecture halls, social clubs, public libraries ("mass libraries"), movie production and exhibition ("mass cinema"), adult schools, political schools, select universities, and through other minor institutions. Glavpolitprosvet staff published journals and periodicals. In November 1921, its status was augmented when its Agitprop (Department of Propaganda and Agitation) sector was created to monitor libraries and institutions of public education. Agitprop oversaw ideological work inside and outside the Party and it supervised political educational activities in the government, trade unions, cooperatives and other organizations. In 1930, Glavpolitprosvet was reorganized into the mass work section of Narkompros and it lost its semi-independent status.