Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

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Department of Political Education of the Petrograd Military Zone, [St. Petersburg]

In the autumn of 1919 at the Petrograd Military District's Political Education Directorate the Nikolai Gurevich Tolmachev Red Army Teacher’s Institute opened. Named for a martyred Red Army political worker and military commissar, it became a university in 1920 with five faculties: political science, education, rural culture, and the arts. Later, posters and printed propaganda produced in the Petrograd Military District's political education section were centralized into Glavpolitprovset, the political enlightenment division of Narkompros.