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Revolutionary Posters of the Soviet Union 3


Soldier, Liberate Your Belorussia!
Viktor Koretsky, 1943

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It can be imagined how powerful this poster might have been for Russian soldiers, a large part of whose country had already been invaded, occupied, and ruined by Nazi soldiers. Imagery as simple and moving as this could draw even peaceful men to war.

 

All Hope Lies With You, Red Soldier
Viktor Ivanov and Olga Burova, 1943

 

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As with numbers 5 and 6, you need to look no further if you want to understand why many people go to fight in wars. For the ordinary soldier, the war was not so much about ideological allegiance as it was about protecting the ones they loved. The frightening images here weren’t designed to show what could hypothetically happen, if the war was lost; they showed what had already happened

 

Red Army Warriors, Save Us!
Viktor Koretsky, 1943

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The imagery in the WWII posters is generally far simpler than those of the propaganda campaigns of the 20s and 30s. The propaganda posters were indoctrination campaigns, targeted at certain groups of people, aiming to convince them of certain things that they might not otherwise believe.

But images like this one did not need to be complicated in order to have the desired effect. Koretsky, the artist who created this poster, received letters from soldiers on the front: they “kept his poster folded in the left-hand top pocket of their uniform, next to their heart, just as icons had been kept by their fathers before them.”

Thunderbolt
The Kukriniksy, Wartime

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Many of these hand-painted posters were pasted over windows for propaganda purposes. Despite initial and unexpected friendship with the Axis powers during the war, Hitler’s surprise invasion of Russia had resulted in a strong alliance with the U.S. and Britain.

KPSS – Glory!
Boris Berezovsky, 1962

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KPSS stands for “Kommunisticheskaya partiya Sovetskogo Soyuza” – the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. This poster celebrates a series of feats, which intensified the space race and redefined the whole Cold War. On the left is Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. To his right is Gherman Titov, the first person to spend a whole day in space. They are pictured alongside two other cosmonauts who made it to space. The achievements of these men both shocked and excited people in the U.S., and played a major role in Kennedy’s decision to prioritize sending a man to the moon.

http://listverse.com/2012/12/08/15-revolutionary-posters-of-the-soviet-union/

Soviet Propaganda Art- Part 2


Examples of Stalinist Posters & Political Art (1930-1953)

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S. M. Luppov, Sports Games at a Stadium (1927)

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Youth Must Fly (1934)

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V. N. Yakovlev, Construction Workers Writing a Letter to Stalin (1937)

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A. A. Deineka, Defending Sebastopol (1942)

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Kukryniksy, The Fascists Leaving Novgorod (1944)

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I. A. Laktionov, Letter from the Front (1948)

Soviet Propaganda Art- Part 1


Examples of Stalinist Posters & Political Art (1930-1953)

N. Kh. Rurkovsky. Stalin at Kirov’s Bier. 1934

F. P. Reshetnikov. Stalin’s Great Oath (at the All-Union Congress of Soviets, 1/24/1924). 1949.

V.V. Kuptsov, ANT-20 (Maxim Gorky). 1934

Soviet Pavilion at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris (Mukhina’s Worker & Peasant Woman st the Top)

I.I. Brodsky, Stalin (1937)

G.M. Shegal’, Leader, Teacher, Friend(1937)

via Propaganda Art.

via Propaganda Art.

Soviet Union Propaganda Posters- Post WW2


Soviet Propaganda Posters Post WW2

Five-Year plan in four years - (we) will complete!

Five-Year plan in four years – (we) will complete!

Comrades loggers! Let’s keep promise given to Comrade Stalin!

Comrades loggers! Let’s keep promise given to Comrade Stalin!

Develop virgin lands!

Develop virgin lands!

Glory to Soviet Country! 1917 1953

Glory to Soviet Country! 1917 1953

(You) will be a master!

(You) will be a master!

If to work good, the bread will grow

If to work good, the bread will grow

New five-year plan - the five year plan of the Great construction

New five-year plan – the five year plan of the Great construction

Young builders of Communism!

Young builders of Communism!

Let's raise the generation utterly devoted to the cause of communism!

Let’s raise the generation utterly devoted to the cause of communism!

(Will) rebuild!

(Will) rebuild!

Glory to the Russian people - the bogatyr people, the creator people!

Glory to the Russian people – the bogatyr people, the creator people!

Nikita Sergeyevich Kruschev

Nikita Sergeyevich Kruschev

Long live to PEACE!

Long live to PEACE!

via Soviet poster.

via Soviet poster.

Soviet Union propaganda posters: Soviet collectivization and industrialization


Soviet collectivization and  industrialization

Brave labor of the fishermen is in country's respect. Have a nice catch, have a nice journey!

Brave labor of the fishermen is in country’s respect. Have a nice catch, have a nice journey!

Save work minute!

Save work minute!

Here we will live, work and study

Here we will live, work and study

The sun of the new harvest

The sun of the new harvest

Every day -  udarny (superproductive).

Every day – udarny (superproductive).

In the unity of the production and science - the power and future of the country!

In the unity of the production and science – the power and future of the country!

Give the Mainline of the century!

Give the Mainline of the century!

Five year plan - earlier than scheduled!

Five year plan – earlier than scheduled!

Do not lose!

Do not lose!

(We) Will pave the way to the future!

(We) Will pave the way to the future!

Bread - to the Homeland!

Bread – to the Homeland!

Glory to the mighty aviation of the country of the Socialism! 1939

Glory to the mighty aviation of the country of the Socialism! 1939

January 1st, 1939. Happy New Year!

January 1st, 1939. Happy New Year!

To work, to build and not to whine!

To work, to build and not to whine!

Long live Stalin's constitution!

Long live Stalin’s constitution!

The Soviet woman

The Soviet woman

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

Soviet Union propaganda posters-Lenin and Marx


Lenin, Marx

Leninas su mumis

Lithuanian Poster of Lenin

The teaching of Marx is all-powerful because it is true!

The teaching of Marx is all-powerful because it is true!

Disarmament is the ideal of socialism. Ulyanov Lenin

Disarmament is the ideal of socialism. Ulyanov Lenin

The party is the mind, honor and conscience of our epoch. V.I. Lenin.

The party is the mind, honor and conscience of our epoch. V.I. Lenin.

Soviet power is a million times more democratic than the most democratic bourgeois republic.

Soviet power is a million times more democratic than the most democratic bourgeois republic.

Lenin - a thinker

Lenin – a thinker

Peace is our ideal

Peace is our ideal

To the bright future of communist society, universal prosperity and enduring peace.

To the bright future of communist society, universal prosperity and enduring peace.

Our task is to protect firmness, steadfastness, purity of our party. V.I. Lenin

Our task is to protect firmness, steadfastness, purity of our party. V.I. Lenin

V.I. Lenin 1870 - 1970

V.I. Lenin 1870 – 1924

Lenin, October, Peace. 1917 - 1987.

Lenin, October, Peace. 1917 – 1987.

Lenin is still more alive than all those living KPSS

Lenin is still more alive than all those living KPSS

Long live Marxism-Leninism!

Long live Marxism-Leninism!

Lenin lived, Lenin is alive, Lenin will live!

Lenin lived, Lenin is alive, Lenin will live!

Time is working for peace. For communism.

Time is working for peace. For communism.

CCCP<br>Long live the all-victorious flag of Leninism!

CCCP
Long live the all-victorious flag of Leninism!

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

Soviet Union propaganda posters-Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Russian Civil War


Russian Revolution of 1917 & the Russian Civil War

Red Army is a reliable guard of the Soviet country.

Red Army is a reliable guard of the Soviet country.

The stake of the interventionists is overbid!

The stake of the interventionists is overbid!

10 years (anniversary) of the october (revolution)

10 years (anniversary) of the october (revolution)

Long live the 5th anniversary of the Great October Proletarian Revolution!

Long live the 5th anniversary of the Great October Proletarian Revolution!

Long live KOMSOMOL

Long live KOMSOMOL

HELP

HELP

Think about those who are starving

Think about those who are starving

The victory of the Revolution is in cooperation of workers and peasants.

The victory of the Revolution is in cooperation of workers and peasants.

Workers

Workers

(I) Believe (we) will celebrate the hundredth anniversary

(I) Believe (we) will celebrate the hundredth anniversary

Citizens, save the historical monuments

Citizens, save the historical monuments

Long live the genius of the world-wide marvels - mighty creative labor.

Long live the genius of the world-wide marvels – mighty creative labor.

1st of May. All-Russian subbotnik.

1st of May. All-Russian subbotnik.

By a powerful strike of labor, we will destroy the shackles of devastation.

By a powerful strike of labor, we will destroy the shackles of devastation.

Bread spider

Bread spider

(That) What Bolshevism brings to nation

(That) What Bolshevism brings to nation

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

Soviet Union propaganda posters-The Great Purge and Stalin


Great Purge & Stalin

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Under the leadership of the great Stalin – forward to Communism!

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Glory to Stalin – to the great architect of communism!

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Stalin and Klement Voroshilov

“Long live the workers’ and peasants’ Red Army – the true guard of the Soviet borders!” Gustav

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Klutsis, 1935

Stalin in the Kremlin cares about each one of us!

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Life’s Getting Better. Stalin 1934.

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The captain of the country of Soviets, leads us from victory to victory! 1933

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Stalin

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GPU. counter-revolutionary saboteur.

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Do not speak out!

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

via Soviet Union propaganda posters.

Soviet Propaganda Posters – Tass Collection 1939-1945


During World War II, the Soviet Union’s news agency, TASS, enlisted artists and writers to bolster support for the nation’s war effort. Working from Moscow, this studio produced hundreds of storefront window posters, one for nearly every day of the war.’

via TASS Windows, 1939-1945 – Retronaut.

via TASS Windows, 1939-1945 – Retronaut.

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