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"Glory to the Stalinist Artillery!"
[Fired out of canon] "Berlin – May 2, 1945-- for Leningrad! For Moscow! For Stalingrad!"
The Second World War defined the generation that fought and struggled in it. Authorities appealed to peasants to defend the Motherland, thus labeling the fight "The Great Patriotic War."
Today, Russian officials and citizens participate readily in Victory Day celebrations, festooning lapels and other articles with the orange and black striped St. George ribbon. Grand parades of military vehicles and exuberant columns of young, Russian soldiers outfitted in vintage World War II uniforms and arms are the norm.
About The Collection
Poster Plakat is a private collection of Soviet and Eastern Bloc political ephemera spanning 1916 to 1991. The collection contains over 1,000 original posters, poster maquettes and political leaflets from windowpane-sized posters up to large, multi-panel broadsides. Numerous artists are represented such as
Gustav Klutsis, Victor Deni, Nikolai Dolgorukov, Vladimir Stenberg, the Kukryniksy, Viktor Koretsky, and hundreds more. All posters are linen backed and ready for display.
If you are interested in using images from the Collection or exhibiting posters from it, please visit the
Contact Us page for more information. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name of your organization, the name of the contact person and provide your phone number. In addition, please provide a general description of the exhibit you are considering or the poster you would like to use.
THE POSTER DATABASE
The database behind Poster Plakat is the most complete informational repository for Soviet and Eastern Bloc political posters anywhere on the Internet. The system was conceived by the owner of Poster Plakat and developed for the web by Deko Design, Inc. The database uses Algolia search support, a consumer-grade search engine.