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 plan: ‘Agricity of Victory’. An agricity (in Russian) was an agrogorod, a concentration of kolkhozes that formed 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 agrogorod development in 1950-51 (during Stalin's tenure) but the plan was halted. Ultimately, the agrogorod concept proved too costly to maintain and the proposal was abandoned.
Media Size: 33x23
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant
Printer Notes: The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant had its roots in Imperial Russia. It was a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel) located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg, (A.K.A. Petrograd). In the 1950s, the printing house name was changed to the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant.
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: [Approved] August 15, 1950; Publication No. 9157; Order No. 1159; Price 1 ruble
Print Run: 200,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-06263
Mellor, R. E. H. (1982). The Soviet Union and its geographical problems. London: MacMillan.
Wädekin, K.-E. (1968). Rural reconstruction and the agrogorod: Developments in village planning and design since the 22nd Party Congress. München: Radio Liberty.
Catalog Notes: PP 350 Agriculture b