Translation: We are insisting on peace, but if you touch us ....
Poster Number: PP 506
Category: Cold War
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Written in book: “I want my pen to be equal to a bayonet!”, by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovskii (1893-1930), who is the man with the pen. V. Mayakovskii was a Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor. The likeness used on this poster was taken from a photo of the poet at his "20 Years Of Work" exhibition in Moscow.
[From Churchill’s torch]
War Against The USSR
[On Churchill’s flyer]
Crusade Against The USSR
[On De Gaulle’s Hat]
Media Size: 35x26
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 24th Lithography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat, Leningrad
Printer Notes: In 1924, the 1st State Lithography Workshop in Leningrad was named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and the head of the State Publishing House. In the mid-1930s, this workshop became the 24th Lithography Workshop of Ogiz. The significance of Glavpoligrafizdat (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling) came about in 1949 as a way to oversee printing, publishing and book selling in the USSR. As a result, OGIZ (the Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers), the entity that previously administered state publishing, was dissolved and Glavpoligrafizdat was put under the Council of Ministries of the USSR, the main executive agency of the nation from 1946 until 1991.
Historically, the printing workshop had been owned by Fedor Kibbel' prior to Soviet nationalization and was located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg (A.K.A. Petrograd).
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] February 25, 1950; Publication No. 8984; Volume 2 sheets of paper; Order No. 768; Price 1 ruble [Printed at] 9 Kronverkskaia Street
Print Run: 200,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A 02062
Catalog Notes: PP 506 Cold War b