This Soviet leaflet/poster signed by Lenin (Pres. Council Peoples Commissaries) and G. Chicherin (Peoples Commissary for Foreign Affairs) addresses the British soldiers, who were sent to the Russian north as part of a military expedition that aimed to support Russia’s involvement in the First World War and re-establish the Eastern Front.
Extract: For the first time in history the working people have got control of their country. The workers of all countries are striving to achieve this objective. We in Russia have succeeded. We have thrown off the rule of the Tsar, of landlords and of capitalists. But we still have tremendous difficulties to overcome. We cannot build a new society in a day. We ask you, are you going to crush us? To help give Russia back the landlords, the capitalists and the Tsar?
- Article by:
- Dr Katya Rogatchevskaia
Katya Rogatchevskaia, Lead Curator of East European Collections at the British Library, discusses the various forms of propaganda in circulation during the Russian Revolution.