The Ideas of Leninism Illuminate the Path to Communism.

Poster Number: PP 885
Category: Lenin
Poster Notes: [Book title in Latvian] "Lenin". The man reading the book is a World War II veteran. He wears a ribbon (at right) signifying "The Order of Glory" in addition to what appears to be the ribbon of "The Order of the Red Banner" for distinguished military performance.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Artistic Editor Ia. Rantyn’; Technical Editor M. Berg
Technical Information on Poster: Order of Publication 4091-Mk185. [Order of] typography-lithography 19. Paper Format 60 x 92 cm. 1 sheet of paper. 1 Printed sheet. 1.74 sheets. Price 3 rubles.
Glavlit Directory Number: IaT 26331
Catalog Notes: PP 885 Lenin
Artist: Kovalev, Vladimir — Ковалёв, Владимир
Printer: LPT 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.