Translation: Olympic Games in Moscow 1980
Poster Number: PP 312
Artist: Abezgus, Evgenii Vladimirovich — Абезгус, Евгений Владимирович
Poster Notes: On flags in English Russian and French: Friendship, Peace, Sport; Moscow won the bid for the 22nd Olympics in 1974. In the summer of 1980, the games were held in Moscow and in other locations around the U.S.S.R. It is one of the most politicized Olympics ever held due to the number of countries that boycotted in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Media Size: 38.5x26
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: Sotsialistichna Kharkivshchina Publishing, Typography Workshop
Printer Notes: The printer Sotsialistichna Kharkivshchina (Socialistic Kharkov Region) is also the name of a local newspaper.
Publisher: Plakat (All-Union Poster), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1979
Publisher Notes: Plakat, the "All-Union Poster Publishing House", was created in Moscow the mid-1970s
Editorial Information: Editor S. I. Il’ina; Technical Editor V. Iu. Nikitina
Technical Information on Poster: Approved for printing December 26, 1978; Publication No. 13a-197; Order No. 9-1396; Format 60 x 90; Volume 1 sheet of paper; 1 conditional sheet of paper; Offset printing offset paper; Price 15 kopeks. A 80202-188 BZ-38-8-79/088(02)-79
Print Run: 100,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-15295
Sources: Sarantakes, N. E. (2011). Dropping the torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic boycott, and the Cold War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Catalog Notes: PP 312 Events b