Politodel, PUR (Political Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council), Lithography
PUR (Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council) was organized in May 1919 after the All-Russian Bureau of Military Commissars (VBVK) was abolished. In turn, the Political Section of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (RVSR) was renamed PUR. It was formed (in part) to manage the Party's political work in the Red Army and Navy. To this end, PUR also operated printing and publishing departments tasked with disseminating political literature and information.
Sources & Citations
Benvenuti, F. (2009). The Bolsheviks and the Red Army, 1918-1921. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Reese, R. R. (2001). The Soviet military experience: A history of the Soviet Army, 1917-1991. Ann Arbor: Routledge.
Green, W.C., Reeves, W.R. Soviet Military Encyclopedia, Volume 3 (1993). Boulder: Westview Press. (P. 17 PUR formation; note this is The Soviet Military Encyclopedia in the bridged English-language edition with four volumes)
Naida, S. F., Kovalenko, D. A. (1960). Reshaiushchie pobedy sovetskogo naroda nad interventami i belogvardeitsami v 1919 g.:sbornik statei. Moskva: Gos. Izd-vo polit. lit-ry. (PUR formation date mentioned)