Translation: “….We stand for peace and uphold the cause of peace but we are not afraid of threats and are ready to fight back against the instigators of war.” -- Stalin “Our borders are sacred and impassable, watered in worker and peasant blood.Read Full Translation...“….We stand for peace and uphold the cause of peace but we are not afraid of threats and are ready to fight back against the instigators of war.” -- Stalin
“Our borders are sacred and impassable, watered in worker and peasant blood. We will not let you cross our borders in any circumstances."Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 399
Category: Communist Culture
Artists: Deni (Denisov), Viktor Nikolaevich — Дени (Денисов), Виктор Николаевич; Dolgorukov, Nikolai Andreevich — Долгоруков, Николай Андреевич;
Poster Notes: [Sign on the building] “Stock Exchange”. Posters with a Deni-Dolgorukov collaboration first appear around 1930, the year Dolgorukov graduated from the Moscow VKhUTEIN. He gained a position with OGIZ-IZOGIZ publishers that continued for decades and spanned hundreds of posters. While Dolgorukov was first was partnered with Viktor Deni, he later shared illustration time with Boris Efimov. It was in the period of World War II when Deni and Dolgorukov established their own independent artistic recognition.
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant of Partizdat Typography Workshop, Moscow, 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street
Printing date: 16-May-34
Printer Notes: Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography Workshop was a contract printer for Gospolitizdat (State Publishing House of Political Literature) the foremost publisher of political literature and propaganda material in the USSR. It was called "Partizdat" from the 1930s to the 1940s and then re-named Politizdat in the 1960s.
Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography began under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded it as the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his printing company was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. The Kushnerev shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council. It was placed under the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust around 1920 and was re-named the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop. By 1921, it was briefly re-named the 20th State Typolithography Workshop and then, it became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant around the time that its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. By late 1924 the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was placed under the management of Gosizdat (State Publishing House). The printer retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz (Association of State Book-Magazine Publishing Houses and State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing date: 1934
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor N. Korobchenko. Technical Editor I. Kabanov.
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 6831, No. 53. Order No. 036. Submitted for production May 8, 1934. Approved for printing May 16, 1934. Standard format 73 x 104. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Price 65 kopeks.
Print Run: 75,000
Glavlit Directory Number: B-36488
Sources: Mercer and Middlesex Auctions, LLC. September, 2015
Catalog Notes: PP 399 Communist Culture b