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Poster Plakat

Poster of the Week

"Long live the twenty-ninth anniversary of the great October socialist revolution! 1917- 1946".

The Soviet Union was devastated after World War II. Millions of war casualties negatively affected workers and families while the losses of property and infrastructure meant the nation had to re-build almost everything it developed in the post-civil war period just 26 years prior.

Josef Stalin emerged from the ruin and death of World War II as a triumphant, omnipotent leader. This poster features not only the image of Vladimir Lenin (deceased father-figure of the USSR) but Stalin, too. The ironclad image of two leaders signifies their bond and mandate over the Soviet Union and its people. The featured poster was designed by Maria Nesterova-Berzina.

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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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