Translation: Fulfill the five year plan in four years!
1923 - 1948
25 years of civil aviation in the USSR
Poster Number: PP 094
Artist: Sakharov, Sergei Georgievich — Сахаров, Сергей Георгиевич
Poster Notes: A message here is familiar to the Soviet public: early fulfillment of the nation's Five Year Plan. This poster was not created for Aeroflot's anniversary but for the anniversary (from March I923) of Dobrolet, an airline that started regular internal flights in the USSR in July I923. The airplane illustrated on this poster is an Ilyushin Il-12, a post-war aircraft.
Media Size: 39x30
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow
Printer Notes: Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop began under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded it as the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. It became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant around the time that its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. By late 1924 the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was placed under the management of Gosizdat (State Publishing House). The printer retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: Editorial Publication Department of Aeroflot
Publishing Date: 1948
Publisher Notes: In 1923 the Sovnarkom approved the expansion of the Red Air Fleet. Shortly thereafter, the Enterprise for Friends of the Air Fleet (ODVF) was formed, followed by Dobrolet, the Russian Society of Air Fleet Volunteers. It was Dobrolet that became the Soviet Union's major civil air carrier until 1932 when the name Aeroflot (air fleet) was accorded for the nation's civil air fleet. Prior to the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, Aeroflot was the world's largest airline company.
Editorial Information: Editor A. Danilov.
Technical Information on Poster: Publication Dept. of Aeroflot. Order No. 5098. Lithography Workshop Order No. 695
Catalog Notes: PP 094 Economy