Bravely, comrades, [keep] pace! We will strengthen our souls in the struggle, The way to the kingdom of freedom We will make for ourselves. We have all emerged from the people, Children of the family of labor! “Brotherly union and freedom,” That is our fighting motto. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 922
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: Misc. copy reads: "It is strictly prohibited to rip or cover over this poster. Those guilty will be held responsible."
Media Size: 30x24
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1918
Catalog Notes: PP 922 Civil War b
Artist: Illegible Initials — Инициалы Неразборчивы
Printer: Printer not indicated —
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.

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