Translation: The borders of the USSR are sacred and inviolable!
Poster Number: PP 1028
Artist: Solov'ev, Mikhail Mikailovich — Соловьёв, Михаил Михайлович
The soldier is wearing the green accent colors associated with border patrol troops. He carries with him an unseen rifle with the bayonet exposed. Next to him there is a Soviet border plinth with what is likely the kilometer marking of his station.
A border obelisk (marker) can be seen with kilometer mark and USSR crest.
Media Size: 32.5x24
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow
Printer Notes: 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. According to this poster, the workshop was placed under the auspices of the printing trust Glavpoligrafizdat (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling). Historically, the 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip. Ivan Sytin, a book-publishing magnate, had his printing shop at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets in Moscow. In 1919, Sytin's plant was nationalized by the Bolsheviks.
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1951
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor B. Vorontsov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] November 11, 1950. Publication No. 9245. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 8801. Price 1 ruble.
Print Run: 15,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A09008
Catalog Notes: PP 1028 Military b; Sister poster PP 1027