The literate will teach the illiterate. To the Five-Year Plan of socialist construction, we are adding a three-year plan to liquidate illiteracy.

Poster Number: PP 979
Poster Notes: [On paper held by red figure] We should undertake a simple vital task – the mobilization of the literate for the struggle against illiteracy. This poster propagates Likbez (likvidatsiia bezgramotnosti) a campaign to "liquidate illiteracy" in the U.S.S.R. The program began in 1919 when Vladimir Lenin signed the decree "On eradication of illiteracy among the population of RSFSR". All Soviet citizens aged 8 to 50 years were required to be literate in their native language.
Media Size: 45.5x31
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: As taken from the original [art work] of Terpsikhorov; Price 40 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A-49977
Catalog Notes: PP 979 Education & Literacy
Artist: Terpsikhorov, Nikolai Borisovich — Терпсихоров, Николай Борисович
Printer: State Lithography Workshop named for M. Tomskii, Leningrad — Государственная литография им. М. Томского, Ленинград

In 1924, the 1st State Lithography Workshop in Leningrad was named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and the head of the State Publishing House. In the mid-1930s, this workshop became the 24th Lithography Workshop of Ogiz. Historically, the workshop had its roots in Imperial Russia. It was a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel) located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg, (A.K.A. Petrograd). In 1917, the Council of People’s Commissars of Labor nationalized the printing house. In 1918, the Soviet government named the printing house "1st State Lithography" and thereafter, it underwent a variety of name changes. The printer was located at Located at 9 Kronverkskaia Street in St Petersburg.

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Publisher: A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution) —

The Association of Artists of the Revolution was an artist cooperative from 1928 to 1932. From 1922-1928 it was called the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia.

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