Examples of Stalinist Posters & Political Art (1930-1953)
S. M. Luppov, Sports Games at a Stadium (1927)
Youth Must Fly (1934)
A. A. Deineka, Defending Sebastopol (1942)
I. A. Laktionov, Letter from the Front (1948)
The stake of the interventionists is overbid!
10 years (anniversary) of the october (revolution)
Long live KOMSOMOL
Think about those who are starving
The victory of the Revolution is in cooperation of workers and peasants.
(I) Believe (we) will celebrate the hundredth anniversary
Citizens, save the historical monuments
Long live the genius of the world-wide marvels – mighty creative labor.
1st of May. All-Russian subbotnik.
By a powerful strike of labor, we will destroy the shackles of devastation.
(That) What Bolshevism brings to nation
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.’
Soviet posters of 1970th. The unusual, interesting and sometimes strange design of Soviet artists.
“To strengthen the friendship of Socialist countries youth!”
“Moscow is the capital of Olympics 1980″
“Protect the birds”
“For the high quality of field work!”
“First international book exhibition in Moscow”
“Textile industry needs young people!”
“Your work for the glory of the country!”
For example, here are the photos of athletic parade in Stalingrad in May 1945 (author – Mark Redkin). The Battle of Stalingrad is considered the largest land battle of the Second World War and the key battle on the Eastern Front.
The propaganda of the USSR was working hard to inspire the people with pride in their country and confidence in the future.
There is a widespread belief that Stalin’s Soviet Union was a country almost completely closed to foreigners. However, advertising of “Intourist” (organization responsible for foreign tourism in the USSR) created in 1930ies, gives somewhat different look at the issue.
The country was in desperate need of foreign currency for industrialization, so all the ways to lure wealthy foreign tourists to the USSR were used. And it was not just about the major cities – Moscow and Leningrad.
You can see the invitations to visit almost all the interesting parts of the USSR, theater festivals, river cruises, the Russian hunting, great construction projects. These posters were made to create an image of pre-war Soviet Union as the “earthly paradise.”
Soviet Space Propaganda Posters, 1958-1963
Conquer the space!
From student’s models to spaceships!
Glory to the conquerors of the universe!
Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!
Glory to the Soviet people – the pioneer of space!
Glory to the KPSS!
Happy New Year kids!
Glory to the workers of Soviet science and technology!
Happy New Year, peace and friendship!
Happy New Year! For peace, for new progress!
Homeland, your mission is accomplished!
I am happy – this is my work joining the work of my republic
In 20th century the rockets race to the stars, the trains are going to the lands of achievements!
In the name of peace and progress!
In the name of peace
Into the space!
Let there be peace!
Navigation in space is open!
October opened the road to space!
Our triumph in space is the hymn to Soviet country!
Report- mission accomplished!
Socialism is our launching pad
Soviet man – be proud, you opened the road to stars from Earth!
Soviet means excellent!
The road in the space is Soviet!
Through the worlds and ages
To the glory of communism!
To the Sun! To the stars!
We will open the distant worlds!
With Lenin’s name!
Soviet Childcare Posters 1930
Protect your child and food from flies
Weight and height of children from birth to two years old
Weigh your child every week
Every year thousands of children lose their eyesight due to small objects getting stuck in the nose, ears, and throat
I’m bored at home; I’m happy in the creche!
Correct carrying of a 3 month old baby
How to feed a child when the mother has a cough and cold; don’t allow strangers to kiss or touch your child
Bathing the eye; cleaning the nose
The proper way to cut a child’s fingernails