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Translation: Long live the proud falcons of our motherland, Stalin’s charges, brave Soviet pilots, who do not know any barrier in the course of meeting an established goal!Read Full Translation...Long live the proud falcons of our motherland, Stalin’s charges, brave Soviet pilots, who do not know any barrier in the course of meeting an established goal!

Warmest greetings to the heroic daughters of the Soviet people –
"Valentina GRIZODUBOVA, Polina OSIPENKO and Marina RASKOVA!"

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Poster Number: PP 540
Category: Military
Artists: Deni (Denisov), Viktor Nikolaevich — Дени (Денисов), Виктор Николаевич; Dolgorukov, Nikolai Andreevich — Долгоруков, Николай Андреевич; Dubchanov, L.S — Дубчанов, Л.С.
Poster Notes: The pilots flew a BOK-11 plane (named the "Motherland", Rodina) nonstop from Moscow to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, a city in Khabarovsk Krai, in the Russian Far East at a distance of nearly 4,000 miles (6,400 km), longer than Charles Lindbergh's nonstop flight from New York to Paris.

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"KERBI, October 7, 1938"
"Moscow, Kremlin"
To Comrade Stalin

"With your names in our hearts we, the daughters of the great socialistic motherland, flew over without landing, through clouds, fog, frost and night, from Moscow, the heart of our immense motherland, as far as banks of the Amur River. In the marsh, in the Taiga, among the rolling hills, we were not alone. With us are many millions of our nation, the Party and you, Comrade Stalin. Thank you for fatherly care."

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"KERBI, October 7, 1938"
"Moscow, Kremlin"
"Comrades Stalin, Molotov, Kaganovich, Voroshilov, Ezhov, Mikoian, Kalinin, Zhdanov, Andreev"

"Your order has been fulfilled. A non-stop flight Moscow—Far East completed in the plane “Motherland” in 26 hours, 29 minutes. The landing was made on a marsh field by the river Amgun’ in an unpopulated area. The crew is healthy, the craft is in order." From our whole heart we thank you for your comrade Stalin’s care and help shown to us.

We are ready to fulfill any order of the party and government.

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"Comrades V. Grizodubova, P. Osipenko, M. Raskova"

We congratulate you warmly on the successful and wonderful ending of the non-stop flight Moscow-Far East. "Your heroic flight, which covered in its route 6,450 kilometers (as the eagle flies 5.947 kilometers) in 26 hours 29 minutes is an international women’s record for both straight line and plotted route flight." "Your courage, sangfroid and high mastery of aviation, achieved in the difficult circumstances of the flight and landing, have aroused the admiration of the whole Soviet people."

We are proud of you and we press your hands with all our soul.
Authorized by the TSK VKP(b) and SNK of The USSR

Media Size: 41x30.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Iskusstvo Publishing House Lithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: Iskusstvo means "Art"
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1938
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor H. Vladimirskii. Technical Editor N. Gusev.
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 9795. Submitted for production and [approved for] printing October 17, 1938. Page format 72 x 104-1 sheet of paper. Order No. 85. Price 70 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: B-55052.
Catalog Notes: PP 540 Military b