“The working class must create for itself its own technical-production intelligentsia!” – Stalin

Poster Number: PP 865
Category: Workers
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1932
Editorial Information: Editor Gal’dberg; Technical Editor Gusev; Offset printing by Izvestiia VsTsIK
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 3344; I 30; Submitted for production February 14, 1932; Approved for printing February 20, 1932; Format 72x100 – 1/2 sheet; No. 840; Order No. 566; Price 40 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-15976
Sources & Citation: Arus Auctions, 2016
Catalog Notes: PP 865 Workers b
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Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad — Огиз-Изогиз, Москва-Ленинград
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