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13: ANONYMOUS ARTIST. Take Care of a Book, 1920

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Beregi knigu - ona verniy tovarishch v pokhode i v mirnom trude. [Take Care of a Book - It's a True Comrade on the Field and in Peaceful Labor], a poster by an anonymous artist. Published by Litizdat PUR (Publishing Section of the Political Directorate of the Revolutional Military Council of the Republic), Moscow, 1920. 54 x 35 cm.

Trotsky saw illiteracy as a major obstacle for building an effective army, and had initiated an intensive campaign for eliminating illiteracy among the Red Army soldiers. All soldiers were encouraged to read.

Search extension words / key tags: Russian poster, Soviet propaganda.


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