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This poster was produced for the first anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory but the piece also shows historical victories over Japan by the Soviets. The calendars indicate: 1922 – end of Japanese intervention in the Russian Civil War; August 6, 1938 - victory at Khasan USSR; August 20, 1939 – victory at Khalkhin gol’ Mongolia; September 3, 1945 – victory over Japan in World War II. The 1945 date was the formal surrender of Imperial Japan in World War II.
The Soviet Union declared war on Japan in August 1945 and they sent over one million soldiers into Japanese-occupied northeastern China. The Japanese, taken aback by the Soviet onslaught, were crushed in defeat. With combat finished in the European Theater of operations that May, the final victory over Japan marked the end of all hostilities in World War II.
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.
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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.