Desiat' zapovedei proletariia (The Ten Commandments of a Proletarian) Artist: Unknown
Publisher: Lenizdat (Saint Petersburg, founded 1917)


Color offset lithograph


sheet: 21 1/4 × 28 3/8 in. (54 × 72 cm)

Credit Line

The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Russian Poster Collection, curated with Kevin Begos

Accession Number



20th century


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Allan Chasanoff Collection, New York, to 2018; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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didactic art, lithographs, political art, posters, propaganda


Russian Socialist Federalist Soviet Republic \r\n"Proletariat of the world, unite!" \r\nComrade - worker! \r\n1 - Don't let Kolchak, Denikin, Mannergame strangle your force;\r\n2 - Guard your weapon at all times;\r\n3 - Be vigilant;\r\n4 - Don't harm the middle class of peasants, when fighting the kulaks;\r\n5 - Don't starve yourself;\r\n6 - Help literacy in villages;\r\n7 - Be strong. Protect your party;\r\n8 - Don't trust your enemy;\r\n9 - Don't let go of your power;\r\n10 - Be strong like a rock in the last, most important battle.\r\n\r\nPublisher of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of the Union of Workers, Peasants, Red Soldiers and Cossack Deputies.\r\nLL: Duplicated by Lenizdat in 1968\r\n[originally printed in 1920]

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