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Vsyo dlya shakhtyora [Everything for the Miner], poster by an anonymous artist, produced by the Publishing Section of Glavkomtrud and Narkomtrud, Moscow, 1920- early 1921. Versed text includes lines like "Teper' Donbass, odin Donbass / Sud'bu Respubliki reshayet" [Right now, the fate of the Republic is decided by Donbass, and only by Donbass], and contains promises that miners will be supported with the same enthusiasm as Red Army soldiers.

Coal was considered critical for the survival of the Republic, and in 1920, the Soviet government organized a Labor Army of Don Cossacks. Joseph Stalin went to Donbass to supervise the formation of the Labor Army; over 10,000 workers were sent to work in the coalmines. Day to day operations were supervised by Glavkomtrud, a special Section of the Defense Council in charge of conscription labor, and inspected by Narkomtrud, the Department of Labor Protection.

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17: Everything for Miners, a rare Glavkomtrud poster, 1

Estimate $500 - $700Sep 18, 2011