Long Live the Great Banner of Lenin and Stalin!

Poster Number: PP 883
Poster Notes: Written on banner: "For Peace! For Democracy! For Communism!”
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Artistic Editor Ia. Rantyn’; Technical Editor N. Shcheglov
Technical Information on Poster: Order for publication 4061-Mk170, typography-lithography [No.] 799. Paper Format 61 x 81 [cm], 1 sheet. .95 printed sheets. 1.66 sheets. Price 2 rubles
Glavlit Directory Number: IaT 26323
Catalog Notes: PP 883 Communist Culture b
Artist: Tishchenko, Vasily Ivanovich — Тищенко, Василий Иванович
Printer: LRTPP Typography, Riga —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат

Until World War II, Latvia had thriving industries for publishing and printing. Between the Soviet annexation of Latvia in 1940 and the German occupation in 1941, the nation's position as a European publishing hub greatly changed. Latgosizdat was formed out of Lativa's largest publisher, Liesma (Flame). Around 1940, Liesma publishing was nationalized during the period of Soviet annexation and it became VAPP (Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises)-- a state-run entity. From 1946-1964, VAPP was named Latgosizdat and in 1965, it was re-named Liesma. Serving as a branch of the state publisher, Liesma specialized in original literature, foreign authors, monographs, fine art and posters.