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"Stand up, rise to your feet, working nation! Endure a little longer! The workers of all countries are rising up and coming to your aid!”
This poster quotes a revolutionary song and commemorates the first anniversary (in 1918) of the October Revolution. The significance of the date on the poster (November 7) is because that was the date of the revolution as noted on the Julian Calendar used by Russia. The Gregorian calendar shows the revolution as October 25. Russia changed to the Gregorian variant after the Soviets took control of the government. The November date marked the second (and final) revolution that terminated the rule of the provisional government in Russia. Once the government was dissolved, Russia was placed under the control of Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks. The provisional government was formed after the February Revolution (known as the first Russian Revolution) whereby the monarchy was toppled ending Russia's 303 years of existence under the Romanov Dynasty.
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 and poster maquettes. Sizes range from windowpane 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.