1914-1918. 10,000,000 died for what?

Poster Number: PP 975
Poster Notes:

[On the signs]: 4 million people made invalids 10 million killed or died from wounds -- 
68 million total people mobilized for the war.
Value of national wealth of the main belligerent powers: 1.2 trillion rubles -- 500 billion rubles expended on the war.

Media Size: 45x30.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1929
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 32732 R31; Rabochee Delo Telephone 2-04-85 and 4-90-69; Price 40 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A 41329
Catalog Notes: PP 975 Communist Culture b
Artist: Kotov, Nikolai Georgievich — Котов, Николай Георгиевич
Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic), Moscow —

Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. In 1921, the Soviet Union formulated a plan to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts and in 1922, Mospoligraf was organized to consolidate the Moscow printing industry. Mospoligraf was the second printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust and it secured a myriad of printing houses under local printing sections such as the 2nd Chromolithography Workshop, the 5th Lithography Workshop, the 7th Typography Workshop and the 26th Lithography Workshop, to name a few. Mospoligraf incorporated over two thousand workers. When it was reorganized, it went on to lease to other operators. For example, two printers in the Mospoligraf trust-- the 1st Exemplary Print Shop and the 20th Print Shop (Krasnii Proletarii)-- were both leased to Gosizdat publishers. While government trusts led the printing industry in terms of ownership, efforts to consolidate the printing industry remained disjointed throughout the history of the USSR.

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Publisher: State Publishing House — Государственный издательство

The State Publishing House had its origins in Imperial Russia as the Royal Print Yard in St. Petersburg. The Soviets nationalized the print yard in 1917 and requisitioned its presses. From requisitioning emerged the Publishing House of the Petrograd Soviet, formed in the winter of 1917 by the Literary and Publishing Department of People's Commissariat for Education. As the Red Army controlled more provinces and cities in former Imperial Russia, the State Publishing House developed offices outside St. Petersburg. For example in May 1919, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee created the State Publishing House of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) in Moscow. Publishing offices were later created elsewhere around Soviet Russia as well as in outlying republics.

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