Translation: Exhibit of achievements in the national economy of the USSR!
Poster Number: PP 097
Artist: Mukhin, Boris Aleksandrovich — Мухин, Борис Александрович
Poster Notes: In 1959 the grounds of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition (VSKhV), built in the 1930s, were renamed the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (VDNKh). From 1991 to 2014 the exhibition grounds were called the All-Russia Exhibition Center (VVC) but in 2014 the VDNKh acronym was restored.
Media Size: 48x31
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow
Printer Notes: The 1st Exemplary Typography was a printer for Sovnarkhoz (Regional Council of National Economy) of Moscow. Historically, prior to Soviet nationalization, the 1st Exemplary was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip. Ivan Sytin, a book-publishing magnate, had his printing shop at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets in Moscow. Around 1918, Sytin's printing plant and the Royal (state) Print Yard were both nationalized by the Bolsheviks. After World War II, the 1st Exemplary Typography was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich (A.A.) Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet Communist Party leader. The workshop was placed under the auspices of Glavpoligrafprom (Main Polygraphic Industry Administration) as part of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR.
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1959
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor A. Pashenkov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] March 17, 1959; Publication No.1- 63; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 2924; Price 1 ruble
Print Run: 75,000
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh01253
Sources: Magnúsdóttir, R. (2019). Enemy Number One: The United States of America in Soviet ideology and propaganda, 1945-1959. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.
Catalog Notes: PP 097 Economy