[Left side] Universal Military Training, 1918 -- [Right side] Universal Military Training, 1919–1920

Poster Number: PP 916
Category: Military
Poster Notes: [Around Red Army soldier labeled clockwise: selection for special missions; proletarian sport, forge of victories; extinguishing fires; struggle with illiteracy; reinforcements to the front; in place of speculation, productive labor; aid to the village; women workers are soldiers of the revolution]; Vseobuch was the U.S.S.R.'s universal training. By decree, all citizens were obligated to receive basic military training even if they did not join the Red Army. Vseobuch was also the name of the administration that managed the training before 1921 and its term was also used for pre-inductee training, a mandatory practice after 1925.
Media Size: 44.5x31.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1920
Technical Information on Poster: RVTs (Passed by Military Censor), Moscow
Catalog Notes: PP 916 Military 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: Publisher not indicated —