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Worker-Farmer Youth go to Officers' Command Training. Officers' Command Training gives education: basic military and political training. Comrade Red Army Soldiers! Comrade Workers! Comrade Farmers! [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 143
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: The Red Army developed a network of military schools, military academies and command courses during the Russian Civil War. In February 1918, accelerated artillery courses were organized in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) as well as in Moscow and other cities.
Media Size: 41x30
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1921
Technical Information on Poster: RVTs (Passed by Military Censor) No. 954, Simbirsk
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 305, poster 1614
Catalog Notes: PP 143 Civil War
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: Gubsovnarkhoz (GSNKh) Typolithography — Типолитография Губсовнархоза (ГСНХ)
At the urging of Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, economic evaluation of local and regional products needed to be solved at the local level even though the Soviets controlled a top-down economic structure. Out of Trotsky’s thinking came the GSNKh, or Gubsovnarkhoz (Provincial Soviet of the National Economy). It passed economic decision-making to the provincial level. Gubsovnarkhoz was administered by the Supreme Council of the National Economy (VSNKh)—the entity that directed the entire econ...
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Publisher: Regional Recruiting Commission —
The Regional Recruiting Commission was a military conscription entity established during the Russian Civil War.
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