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Red Front [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 1119
Category: Military
Media Size: 42x29
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1931
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 2147; Order No. 4856 R. 32 No. 350; Price 50 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: B-7563
Sources & Citation: Mercer and Middlesex Auction catalogs: June 2011, June 2012
Catalog Notes: PP 1119 Military b
Language: Multilingual
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