Translation: We are building our happy and cultured collective farm life!
(On the plan) ‘Agricity of Victory’
Poster Number: PP 350
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Poster Notes: Written on the plan: ‘Agricity of Victory’. In Russian, this was an agrogorod, a concentration of kolkhozes into an agricultural town having advantages of rural and urban living. Nikita Khrushchev first proposed the idea in the 1930s, before he was premier of the U.S.S.R. He again proposed them in 1950-51 during Stalin's tenure but the plan was halted. Ultimately, the agrogorod concept proved too costly and the proposal was abandoned.
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant of Glavpoligrafizdat by the Council of Ministries of the USSR. Leningrad, 9 Kronverkskaia Street
Printing date: 15-Aug-50
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing date: 1950
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: August 15, 1950. Publication No. 9157. Order No. 1159. Price 1 ruble.
Print Run: 200,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-06263.
Catalog Notes: PP 350 Agriculture b