Translation: Having completed the Socialist Revolution and having defended the achievements of the revolution in unbelievably hard fighting, the heroic working class of Russia became the originators of a new life!
Poster Number: PP 108
Artist: Pisarevskii, Mikhail Mikhailovich — Писаревский, Михаил Михайлович
Poster Notes: On this poster is the 155-foot granite column in Palace Square (Dvortsovaia Ploschad), St. Petersburg. The column honors Russia's victory over France in the Napoleonic Wars. The square contains a great deal of Soviet history. There in 1879, an assassination attempt was made on Tsar Alexander II, in 1905 the Palace Guards opened fire on protesters in what is called the "Bloody Sunday Massacre", and on the night of October 25, 1917, the Petrograd Bolshevik forces gathered on the square and then stormed the Tsar's palace marking a turning point in the October Revolution.
Media Size: 36x28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer Notes: Vladimir Volodarskii (1891-1918). Often referred to in Soviet history as "V. Volodarsky", he was born Moisei Markovich Goldstein and he spent part of his life in the United States.
Publisher: Lenizdat (Leningrad State Publishing House)
Publishing Date: 1957
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production September 20, 1957. Order No. 6234.
Print Run: 3,000
Glavlit Directory Number: M-31478.
Catalog Notes: PP 108 Revolution b